Michael Bennett was a gues on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and he was asked about taking a hometown discount to stay with the Seattle Seahawks and he had this response:
“There is no such thing as discount. This is not Costco, this is not Walmart – this is real life…There is no discount really because you go out there and you don’t give a discount on effort; you go out there and you give the best effort every day and you fight for your teammates, and you want to be compensated for the way that you perform and the kind of teammate you are.” – Seattle Times
Let’s just not call it a discount then. Bennett is a free agent this offseason and will see what he is able to make in free agency. Staying in Seattle will be part of the decision that he makes, but if the money is good in a city that he enjoys and a team that looks good, then he will likely be jumping ship. Don’t expect to keep Bennett around in Seattle on a cheap deal.