On Wednesday, the Patriots had their official team photo day. This photo day included headshots for the new players on the team and Sunday Night Football video intros.
One photo, posted to the Patriots Instagram account, that caught my eye, was a picture of Martellus Bennett sporting number 83. Two notable former Patriots that wore number 83 were Wes Welker and Deion Branch. Both put up great numbers in a Patriots uniform, so hopefully Marty does not do the number shame.
This post also got me thinking about how great it’s going to be this year with 2 of the NFL’s best tight ends on the same field at the same time. Last year I thought it was going to be great with Gronk and Scott “Stone Hands” Chandler and boy I could not have been more wrong. Chandler always put up good numbers against the Pats but was just okay against other teams. Marty Bennett, however, is one of the NFL’s best. This upcoming season could rival and surpass the Patriots 2011 season when they last had the dual tight end threat.