One of the things that was missing from an otherwise elite Oakland Raiders offense last season was production from the tight end position.
All said, the trio of tight ends Oakland threw out there last season caught less than 60 passes. It was one of the least productive position groups in the NFL.
Proving himself to be one of the best general managers in the game, Reggie McKenzie is apparently hitting the market for a major improvement in this area. It reportedly comes in the form of Super Bowl-winning tight end Martellus Bennett, who is apparently also interested in joining the Raiders.
Martellus Bennett and the Raiders have shown heavy mutual interest in one another, per source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 9, 2017
The veteran caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in his only season with the Patriots. He did a great job filling in for the injured Rob Gronkowski, posting a tremendous 75 percent catch rate in the process.
If the Raiders were to land Bennett, he would serve as a tremendous safety valve for 2016 MVP candidate Derek Carr. Add the likes of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to the mix, and this would be a nearly unstoppable offense in 2017.