Tight end Martellus Bennett has been a bit of a headache for the Chicago Bears over the last few seasons. Between skipping workouts and has been suspended by the team for slamming teammate Kyle Fuller to the ground, it is being reported that the Bears are just done with his antics in Chicago.
Bears entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl TE Martellus Bennett, per league sources. Bennett wants a new contract in Chicago or anywhere.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2015
A pro Bowl tight end for the Bears last season, Bennett hit career numbers in a rather anemic Bears offense by having 90 receptions for 916 yards and 6 touchdowns. As Ravens fans might know, Bennett is familiar with new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman as Trestman was the Bears head coach from 2013-2014.
Bennett would likely love to have a big armed quarterback in Joe Flacco to throw him the football and the Ravens would surely love to have a big target at tight end before hitting the season as Dennis Pitta is still unsure as to whether he will be able to play this season.
Behind Pitta, the Ravens are a little thin with only Crockett Gillmore as the starting tight end and Phillip Supernaw as a returning member, but with limited experience on the field. The Ravens have made it no secret that they are looking to add a tight end before the beginning of the season, but it is expected that they will look in the draft at some of the options available in the mid rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A bit of a headcase in his own way, Martellus Bennett is undeniably a huge talent at tight end and could assist the Ravens at driving further into the playoffs if he can keep his nose clean. Bennett would likely need to sign a new contract if he is traded as he is currently set to make $4.9 million in base salary this season and over $5 million in 2016 before becoming a free agent. The Ravens could look to cut down his cap number by giving him an extension and locking him up for a few more years.