New Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett had a lot to say at his introductory press conference on Monday including some stern words for other quarterbacks in the NFC East.
Bennett, who arrived to the Eagles in early March via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, warned the NFC East’s starting quarterbacks about what is to come when they face Philadelphia’s defense:
“I know Eli Manning is probably watching this and thinking, like, ‘He’s coming after me,'” Bennett said. “Yes, I’m coming. I know Dak (Prescott) is watching this like, ‘Yeah, he’s coming.’ So yeah, I am, man. Alex Smith, he knows he can’t run from me. I told him in the Pro Bowl. So it’s definitely going to be a great season. It’s going to be fun to be out here and be able to chase quarterbacks.”
Bennett’s confidence about his ability to get to other NFC East quarterbacks did not stop there. The ex-Bucs and Seahawks defensive end believes his new team has the potential to be legendary.
Bennett said that the Eagles could have “one of the greatest defensive lines to ever play the game.”
His high praise is far from unfounded with the likes of Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Chris Long roaming along the defensive line.
Bennett’s arrival in Philadelphia adds another weapon to an already stout Eagles defensive line.
One of the greatest of all-time? Nah, not so fast.
Yet, they may not need to hit that level to push the Eagles back to the Super Bowl.
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LMAO at his comment to Alex Smith.
Bennett is great. I’m super excited for him to be in Philadelphia.
I know, let’s get this new season on the road already. 😁