It's been a wild couple of days for tight end Martellus Bennett, who hit the free agency ground running and almost immediately signed a long-term deal with the Chicago Bears. And as sad as it is to see the Black Unicorn changing his uniform, at least he's doing it with the same class and dignity we've come to expect from him after a season with the New York Giants.
On Thursday, Bennett took to Twitter and thanked the Giants organization and the fans of New York for the opportunity to revitalize his career.
"I'm extremely appreciative of all the guys and the whole Giants organization as well as the wonderful fans. New York was truly a blessing to me," Bennett tweeted. "I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I was given in New York and being a part of an organization that believed in me."
In addition to that thank you, Bennett set aside a tweet specifically for tight ends coach Mike Pope, whom he worked with daily during his time in the Big Apple.
"Great talk with Coach Pope this morning. Love that dude. Couldn't have asked for a better man to help me understand who I was a player," he tweeted.
Whatever it was the Dallas Cowboys would have had you believe about Bennett following the 2011-2012 season proved to be entirely inaccurate. Not only was Bennett a tremendously hard worker and a perfect teammate, but he was also great with the fans and media alike. He played through pain, put up big numbers and never complained about a single thing. He went out each week and gave 100% and never once shied away from fan interaction.
All told, Bennett was the ideal athlete and person. The Bears and their fans are lucky to have him, and we will continue to wish him well.
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