With a month to go in the NCAA season, Martellus Bennett sees the fourth College Football Playoff spot completely up for grabs. Who’s getting in this year?
Martellus Bennett is a man of many talents. The former second-round pick out of Texas A&M by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft spent 10 seasons in the NFL with five different teams, making a Pro Bowl in 2014 with the Chicago Bears and winning Super Bowl LI as a part of the 2016 New England Patriots.
He enjoyed his time in the league but is getting greater fulfillment now out of the game with his other interests. Bennett spoke with FanSided‘s Mark Carman on behalf of the Dos Equis College Football Football College to discuss his time in the league, how Jimbo Fisher is doing at his alma mater and how he’s kept himself busy, now two years into his retirement from the NFL.
“I loved playing football,” said Bennett. “I like the game, like actually playing, but I didn’t like everything that came along with playing football…I never viewed myself as a football player.” Bennett has spent his post-playing career writing children’s books, making music and helping us become more knowledgeable football fans from our armchairs at home.
“If they enroll in my course at DosEquis.com/edu, I will be educating them on how to use their superpowers to know what’s going on in the game. So that way, they can try to say educated things, instead of a bunch of foolishness like their friends. We’re raising smart couch potatoes.”
In addition to his work with Dos Equis College Football Football College, Bennett has kept up with both college football and the NFL from a fan’s perspective. When asked how he sees making the College Football Playoff, Bennett sees the last spot totally up for grabs.
“You got Alabama, you got Clemson, you got Ohio State,” said Bennett. “That fourth spot, it’s teetering. You don’t know what’s going to happen.” Bennett feels confident that the Alabama Crimson Tide will make it out of the SEC, the Clemson Tigers will come out of the ACC and the Ohio State Buckeyes will represent the Big Ten. As for the fourth spot, half a dozen teams could get in.
One team that won’t be getting in is his Texas A&M Aggies, who are in the second year of the Fisher era in College Station. When asked if Fisher is the right guy for the Aggies, Bennett would offer this. “I mean, they gotta stick with somebody. I think they gotta give him time to groom the recruits he wants to get in.” Year three will be a big year for Fisher and the Aggies in 2020.
Bennett spoke with FanSided on behalf of the Dos Equis College Football Football College, delivering a high-stakes pop quiz that ends in bowl cuts for college football fans who don’t make the grade