Defensive end Michael Bennett talked about Marshawn Lynch, his future, his foundation and more during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show. It was predictably entertaining.
Seahawk defensive lineman Michael Bennett continued his run of media appearances this week promoting events for his foundation this weekend with a stint on The Rich Eisen Show Thursday.
It was predictably entertaining as Bennett touched on the future of the Seahawks, his own future with the Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch, Kevin Durant’s defensive prowess (or lack thereof) and more.
“My future is bright ,’’ he said when asked about his future with the Seahawks. “I think we are poised for another championship contender year. We have a lot of great guys on to the team, a lot of young guys coming in. Russell Wilson is in his fifth year understanding the offense, understanding what is going on. I think he’s going to have another great season.’’
Bennett largely sidestepped talking directly about his contract situation, though, saying “I think every player in the NFL wants to have that long-term future. … hopefully maybe the Seahawks will take care of me like that.’’
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Bennett said during an appearance on ESPN 710 Seattle earlier this week that he did not intend to hold out of training camp. He would like the team to redo his contract, a four-year deal worth $28.5 million signed in 2014. But all indications are that the Seahawks are holding firm to a stance of not wanting to redo deals with more than a year remaining and that Bennett will have to wait.
When Eisen said that owner Paul Allen has to have the money to pony up for a new contract, Bennett joked that “I’d hate to see his automatic bill pay for the month. It must be crazy. That’s a lot of millions he’s spending every month. Got to be 40 or 50.’’
Asked if Lynch is truly done playing, Bennett said, “yeah I think he’s done. He might make an appearance later on but I think he’s done for right now. He’s played a lot of football, done a lot of great things on the field. I think he’s really focused on his community work…. I want him to play again, but we’ll see.’’
Bennett also expanded on his comments he made earlier in the week about Sam Bradford, and compared how Wilson handled coming in and competing for the Seattle job as a rookie with how Bradford has approached his situation with the Eagles.
You can watch it all below: