It's been less than 24 hours since the Patriots' epic comeback to win their fifth Super Bowl title in the Brady-Belichick era, but Martellus Bennett already has his eyes set on free agency -- and they're seeing green.
Following the Pats' victory in Super Bowl LI, the tight end was asked about hitting the free-agent market when his contract expires this offseason. His answer was pretty great.
Patriots TE Martellus Bennett: "I'm going into free agency as a Super Bowl champion. You know they overpay Super Bowl champions!" LOL— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) February 6, 2017
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The 29-year old Bennett, who just secured his first ring, seems in line for a pretty big payday. He had five catches for 62 yards in Sunday's Super Bowl and became a major piece of the Patriots offense during his first year in New England.
He could parlay that into a big contract elsewhere, or the Pats may open up the checkbook to retain Bennett's services as an insurance plan for the oft-injured Rob Gronkowski.