Michael Bennett on Taking a Hometown Discount: This is not Costco

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) runs with the ball after recovering a fumbled ball by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) (not pictured) during the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • arnie

    Lol, this tickles me. See the market is set by the organizations. There is nowhere else for him to go. Players will never be fully compensated for their efforts. The proof is there are no guaranteed contracts. He may sign for 20 mil, but the likelyhood of him seeing all hat money, whenhe starts getting older and younger cheaper option comes along, is very slim. Say in seattle, sign the deal they offer you.

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