Tom Brady has cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and it sounds like he’s a pretty good teammate as well.
That’s what Martellus Bennett indicated on the “Bill Simmons Podcast” that was released Wednesday, with the tight end raving about how great of a person and teammate the signal-caller is.
Bennett played alongside Brady for the 2016 season as well as part of the 2017 campaign, and during the podcast, he shed some light on what kind of teammate Brady is.
“He’s kind of like Tom Cruise in ‘Mission Impossible,’ he’s just super calm. I think his thing is he knows everyone feeds off of his energy, so he’s like really calm and articulate with the plays,” Bennett said. “The thing I love about Tom is you can come to Tom and be like ‘Hey Tom I’m open’ and most quarterbacks are like ‘Ah everyone’s open’. But Tom was like ‘Oh yeah I see it right here.’ Does he see it? Does he not see it? Who knows, but he makes you feel like he knows what you’re talking about.
“There’s been games where maybe I got one pass thrown my way,” Bennett continued. “And after the game Tom he’ll come and say, ‘Hey I should have gotten you the ball at least four more times today. Just keep doing what you’re doing, you’re doing a great job, you did a great job getting open during this game, I just missed you. So it’s nothing that you’re doing, it’s me.’ And you’re just kind of like (expletive), all right.”
Articulated in a way only Bennett could.
The 31-year-old indicated later in the podcast that it is possible he could return to New England next season despite being cut earlier in the offseason. And if that is the case, it sounds like he’ll be more than happy to continue playing with Brady.
You can listen to the full podcast here:
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