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Amid commitment questions, Martellus Bennett wants to be a 'dandelion'

at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.,SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.,SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Tight end Martellus Bennett was traded from the Chicago Bears to the New England Patriots this week, causing many to wonder why the Bears would part with one of their best offensive weapons.

Bennett, 29, caught 53 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games last season. Only Alshon Jeffery had more receptions and receiving yards on the team.

The Chicago Tribune shed some light on the situation on Thursday, revealing that there were some within the organization that questioned Bennett's commitment:

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Bennett seems genuinely excited about teaming with Rob Gronkowski and catching passes from Tom Brady in New England. And in an interview with CSN New England, he got downright poetic about the trade:

He's all yours, Bill Belichick.