/Martellus Bennett can bring new dimension to Packers offense

Martellus Bennett can bring new dimension to Packers offense


Green Bay — In 2015, when Richard Rodgers, Justin Perillo and Andrew Quarless were Green Bay’s primary tight ends, that group had a combined 103 passes thrown their way.

Last season, when Jared Cook, Rodgers and Perillo manned the position, they also saw a combined 103 targets.

Can you imagine what 2017 might bring?

The Green Bay Packers didn’t add just one high level tight end in free agency this past off-season. They added two in a pair of moves that defied everything you thought you knew about general manager Ted Thompson.

Martellus Bennett, one of the top tight ends in football, had 73 passes thrown in his direction while he was in New England last year. Lance Kendricks had a whopping 87 targets while playing for the Los Angeles Rams.

Together, this duo combined for 160 targets, 105 receptions and nine touchdowns. It will be tough for Bennett and Kendricks to match that type of production on a team where Jordy Nelson (152 targets), Davante Adams (121) and…

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