Martellus Bennett knows a thing or two about catching passes from all-time great quarterbacks.
Bennett compared the two superstars in an appearance on “NFL Total Access” on Friday.
“With playing with Tom, it was a lot of coaching – like little things,” Bennett said, according to Max Meyer of NFL.com. “Like the way he wanted you to get your head around quicker because he wants to get the ball out of his hands a little bit faster. So usually if I’m running a deep over route and I’m catching it 17 yards on the number on the other side, with Tom, he might throw it in between the ‘backers. So if there’s a little opening, he’s ready to let it go right there. Just trying to see the game how he sees the game.
“And with Aaron, his ball is a little bit different. He’s a little more athletic, and he can whip things a little bit different, you know. So he doesn’t have to set his feet all the way to throw the ball 80 yards or anything like that. But me and him, it’s all the same thing. Like, my body language is totally different for him.”
Whether it’s an honest take, or more of an effort to throw his support behind his current quarterback, Bennett went on to rank Rodgers above Brady among those with whom he’s played in the NFL.
Either way, you really can’t go wrong.
Brady boasts the most impressive resume football has ever seen, and he could be well on his way to setting records that will never be broken. As Bennett can attest after taking part in the Packers’ offseason schedule, Rodgers makes the kind of jaw-dropping throws that other quarterbacks wouldn’t even dream of attempting.
All in all, in playing alongside a pair of future Hall of Famers following stints with Tony Romo, Eli Manning, and Jay Cutler, Bennett’s had a fairly enviable run in the NFL.
The 30-year-old will be looking to capture a second consecutive Super Bowl ring as he now joins a Packers team that’s been among the NFL’s elite for the better part of Rodgers’ time under center.
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