Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett is used to doing and saying controversial things, so it’s no surprise he’s in the middle of yet another controversy. On ESPN Radio in Dallas Tuesday, Bennett praised backup quarterback Jon Kitna which went hand-in-hand with questioning Tony Romo.
Kitna took over as the team’s starting quarterback after Tony Romo broke his collarbone and they went 4-5 with him running things. Bennett had positive words for Kitna, saying “I loved playing with [him]. Kitna is one of my favorite people to play with. Just being out there on the field with that guy just makes you play even harder. He made some things happen in limited time, so I think if he got a longer chance, he’d be able to do more.”
That sounds like a man vouching for Kitna to have the job.
Bennett also noted that Romo is awesome, but he continued by saying “I hope there’s a chance for a quarterback competition this year. Every position, I think we need to put more competition into it.” That right there makes his words sound much better.
If Martellus is just vouching for more competition at positions, I’m sure many people can agree. Competition often brings out the best in players, and maybe that’s all Bennett wants. Or maybe he really does think Kitna is the better man for the job. Hard to say, but we do know Martellus has brought up some questions with his words.