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Martellus Bennett told Chicago Magazine what he thinks of Jay Cutler as a leader

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Martellus Bennett is not your ordinary football player.

Chicago Magazine writer Jeff Ruby found that out during an insightful interview with the Bears tight end.

While most players display trophies and memorabilia around their home, Bennett’s house is devoid of football-related things except for his schnauzer, “Sebastian Janikowski.”

Bennett talked about how former coach Marc Trestman “was a cool dude, but he lost guys.” Bennett says others got away with things while he “was the only one who got disciplined all year.”

The most interesting comments from Bennett, however, were reserved for quarterback Jay Cutler and his leadership role on the team.

Ruby writes:

“Why does everyone always assume the quarterback is the leader?” Bennett asks. “Leading the offense and leading the team are two different things. Sometimes I like Cutty, and sometimes I don’t. When I think of a leader, I think, ‘If he started a company, would guys come to work for him?’ There’s a lot of guys on our team who, if they started a business, it’d be, ‘F[—] you, I’m gonna go work at McDonald’s.’ ”

So would Bennett work at Cutler Corp.? “There are veterans that people follow,” he says after a long pause, “and then you’ve got guys that lead the offense, get everyone lined up, get to your spot, do what you need to do, let’s do our plays.” Take that as you will.


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