After mentioning earlier in the week that he “100 percent” wants to be back in Seattle next year, impending free agent DE Michael Bennett said during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he wants to be “compensated with the top guys.”
“Basically I took a one year deal the year before, did a first round tender in Tampa, so I definitely just want to be paid, you know, I’m not trying to be the highest paid guy but I want to be compensated with the top guys,” Bennett said, via the Seattle Times.
Bennett was asked what he thought about accepting a deal that would pay him $5 million over the three years to which he responded; “That would be taking a pay cut, to me.”
It looked like there was some optimism building that Bennett could be back in Seattle, but it’s not going to be easy for them to fit a top-10 contract into their cap while addressing some of their free agents and extension candidates.
We have Bennett listed as the No. 8 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.