Should the Colts Trade for Seahawks D Lineman Michael Bennett?
The Seahawks are reportedly looking to trade Pro Bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett. Should the Colts be interested in making a move?
After years of dominance on defense, Seattle may be looking to break up their core of defensive playmakers and that could begin by trading Michael Bennett. If the Seahawks are unable to trade him, Bennett is expected to be released which has lowered his trade value.
Considering that the Colts wouldn’t have to give up too much in a Michael Bennett trade, I think this could be a good move for general manager Chris Ballard.
Ballard hasn’t been afraid to make trades in his first 14 months as an NFL GM, so he may consider adding another talented defensive lineman to this team.
Bennett has been a dominant defensive end during his time in Seattle, and he continued to play at a high level last season with 8.5 sacks. He’s able to play nearly every position on the defensive line, and that kind of versatility could be extremely valuable as the Colts switch to a 4-3 defensive scheme next season.
Bennett is 32 years old and you could see him slow down a bit last season. However, the Colts wouldn’t have to commit to Bennett long-term as there is a potential out in his contract after this season for a relatively low cap hit.
I like the talent Chris Ballard has assembled on the defensive line during his brief tenure as general manager, so I don’t think this is a position of need for the Colts. However, if the price is low on Bennett it’d be hard not to pull the trigger.
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