Martellus Bennett has been a popular topic of conversation in Green Bay due to the undisclosed injury that led to his release. But it's not only that. Bennett has made it pretty clear that he gave up on the Packers following Aaron Rodgers' injury.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Bennett suffered a torn rotator cuff, and while the team wanted him to play, Bennett didn't think it was worth it with Rodgers out. As a result, Green Bay waived the veteran tight end only for him get picked up by the Patriots and play last night.
Martellus Bennett on the Packers vs. Martellus Bennett on the Patriots pic.twitter.com/UZO3v9mmdF— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 13, 2017
When asked about why he was playing, Bennett said the following:
And on his way out, Bennett couldn't resist taking parting shots at the Green Bay medical staff.
Following Bennett's rant, both Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson stood up for the team's staff.
Beyond injury issues, it's clear that things just weren't working out for chemistry-wise for Martellus in Green Bay.
Now, he finds himself in the midst of another potential run to the Super Bowl.