Michael Bennett, a thrice Pro Bowl Selection, and an ace Veteran defensive are finally retiring. He has played eleven NFL seasons and has 69.5 career sacks. Besides, he is also the winner of a Super Bowl ring during his career. Bennett took to his Instagram account to announce his retirement on July 21. In his Instagram post, Bennett wrote that retirement feels like he is dying. However, he is looking forward to the rebirth as well. According to him, it is an opportunity to find himself once again.
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Retiring feels a little like death of self, but I’m looking forward to the rebirth – the opportunity to reimagine my purpose. ⠀ I would like to thank my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to succeed. I’m looking forward to supporting them the same way they have me these past 11 years. I have never been more at peace in my life. ⠀ As the great Toni Morrison said: “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.“
Bennett also thanked his children and wife who have made several sacrifices to witness his success. He adds that it is now time for him to support them just the way they have done for all these eleven years. Finally, he says that he has never felt so peaceful before. Along with the post, Michael Bennett quoted the great Toni Morrison who said that “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.’’
An article published on July 21 covered the news of Michael Bennet in detail. They also interviewed the veteran player. According to the report, the ace player says that it is time for him to spend quality time with his family. Moreover, he wants to support athletes to come up to the front.
The golden career of Michael Bennett
It will be his initiative to help athletes who have been facing racial and social injustice. The 34-year old player became a part of the Dallas Cowboys as a part of an exchange from the New England Patriots. The exchange gradually became a sixth-round selection for 2021. Ultimately, Bennett exits the season with 32 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
Apart from the New England Patriots, and the Dallas Cowboys, Michael Bennett has also played for other teams. For example, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Seattle Seahawks are some of the teams in which Bennett was a part. Along with his other achievements, Bennett also secured 10 forced fumbles and 359 tackles. During the final three seasons with the Seattle team, Bennett was a part of the Pro Bowl every time. He was also a vital member of the championship team of Seahawk’s Super Bowl XLVIII.