Not only is the team parting with a Pro Bowl level football player, but it is also trading him to the Super Bowl winning Patriots. DeGuglielmo paused, sighed, and said plainly, "We don't know how to block him".
Earlier today, Bennett revealed he was not going to take a pay cut headed into the 2019 season. The family, everything is just, I've been so stationary and all of the sudden it's just like, I feel nomadic.
Last season was another great year for Bennett. even at age 33 he doesn't appear to be slowing down.
In Bennett's only season in Philadelphia, he finished tied for eighth in the league in tackles for a loss (18), and ranked fourth with 30 quarterback hits, while recording nine sacks and two forced fumbles.
Flowers is expected to get $16-17 million per year with his next contract.
The New England Patriots are making a move for a veteran pass rusher. Bennett also could help form a 1-2 punch if Gronkowski decides not to retire. That's the core principle of a dynasty that is now pushing toward a 20-year run, and if the Patriots call with a trade offer the other 31 teams should automatically be questioning their own evaluation of that player.
Terms of the deal are not yet known. Based on his 2018 tape, this may be one of the better bargains of the 2019 offseason, because Bennett is still fully capable of consistent disruption from several different angles.