Despite a late push by the New York Giants to keep Martellus Bennett, the tight end is headed to the Windy City.
"I'm proud to say I'll be joining my other brother @bmarshall next season. #BEARDOWN," Bennett tweeted as NFL free agency kicked off at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Coming off career highs in receptions (55), yards (626) and touchdowns (five) in his first season with the Giants, Bennett arguably was the top all-around tight end on the market behind Tony Gonzalez. As a solid blocker with size and athleticism, Bennett is a better fit for new Bears coach Marc Trestman's offense than the other available tight ends.
One could make a strong argument that the Bears' lightning-quick strike to sign Bennett is proof of a group-think mentality around the NFL. After languishing a few days on the market last offseason, Bennett managed just a one-year, $2.5 million deal.