The Bears’ veteran tight end told reporters on Monday that he played most of last season with a torn ACL and separated shoulder.
That this wasn’t known until now is not much of a surprise. Bennett turned in the best statistical season of his career in 2013 — his first year in Chicago — hauling in 65 receptions for 759 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also something of an iron man, having missed just four games in his six-year NFL career.
Thus far this season, Bennett, 27, is on pace to shatter personal bests. Through four games, he’s notched 29 catches for 295 yards and four touchdowns, shining in the Bears’ prolific passing offense.
Bennett, by all indications, is fully healthy. Even if he wasn’t, though, his statlines would likely still look the same.
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