2012 New York Giants Year In Review: Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett was signed last off-season to a one-year deal by the New York Giants. It was viewed as a little bit of a gamble. Bennett was a second round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, but was behind on the depth chart to Jason Witten, and wasn’t really given a chance to prove himself. There were also other questions surrounding him like his attitude. This turned out to be one of Jerry Reese‘s typical, sneaky, under-the-radar style signings. Bennett became a reliable red-zone target for Eli Manning. Now the question is will he be back in 2013? Before we get to that, let’s look at 2012.
2012 Stats: 55 receptions, 626 yards and 5 touchdowns
2012 Game Of The Year: Bennett’s peak was kind of early on. In the third game of the year against the Carolina Panthers, he had six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Where 2012 went wrong: He had a three game stretch where he totaled five catches for just 41 yards and no touchdowns. Bennett was battling a knee injury. After that, you could count on him for around five catches every game
2013 Outlook: Bennett will be an unrestricted free agent. There is talk of him possibly taking a discount in order to stay on with the team. There’s also talk of him trying to bring his brother Michael, a defensive end who is also a free agent, into the fold for the Giants. I think it would be a good idea to keep Bennett so that Manning doesn’t have his fourth different tight end in four years, unless a team gives him a huge deal that the team can’t match.
5 Texans Players Who Must Step Up During 2015 OTAs
These five players need to step up during OTAs for the Houston Texans in order to make it back to the AFC Playoffs. Read More