The New England Patriots own the top tight end tandem in the NFL and want to keep it that way beyond 2016.
Bennett is in the final year of his contract, making $5.085 million for 2016 -- currently 17 tight ends average more money per year than Bennett, according to OverTheCap.com.
Bennett slots into the Patriots offense seamlessly. He's a perfect complement and insurance to Rob Gronkowski (who is out again Sunday). In New England, the 6-foot-6 Bennett has been a more willing blocker and a dynamic pass-catching threat with 38 receptions for 504 yards and four TDs through nine games (seven starts).