Earlier this season, after a two-sack game from defensive end Michael Bennett, Buccaneers101.com said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should just go ahead and lock him long-term before he has a chance to hit the free agent market this upcoming offseason.
They haven't yet, but are probably wishing that they did because Bennett's price keeps going up and up.
We aren't the only ones that think this. The guys over at JoeBucsFan.com agree.
Michael Bennett, with two sacks today, has nine on the season. Bennett plays the run like a beast. And Bennett rushes inside and outside — one of his sacks was off an inside rush today — and he only turned 27 a few weeks ago.
Translation: Bennett is adding bags full of money to his inevitable unrestricted free agent contract coming after this season.
Bennett has had a great season and is definitely a keeper. The Bucs' pass rush this season hasn't been that good, but Bennett has certainly been doing his part.
If the Bucs don't re-sign him it will be a crime. With a healthy Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers playing with Bennett next season, Tampa Bay should have a great trio of talented pass rushers.
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