For a minute there it looked like Michael Bennett was about to join his brother Martellus and the Chicago Bears, but the Seahawks’ defensive end ultimately re-signed with the Super bowl champions. Bennett’s new contract is worth four years and roughly $28.5 million dollars, with $16 million guaranteed.
This means the ‘Hawks accomplished their number one goal in the offseason. Bennett is happy, the team is happy, and the fans are ecstatic. Here’s 12 reactions from the fans on Twitter to the news, starting with the man himself, who credited the 12th man as the biggest reason he decided to stay:
I m back I m happy super bow champ .The 12th man is the biggest reason I came back the best fan
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) March 10, 2014
— Tim Lewis (@LewisSports) March 10, 2014
Can I just say that I love how Michael Bennett wears his Seahawk beanies like Steve Zissou
— Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls) March 10, 2014
— Steve Beck (@Steve_baseball_) March 11, 2014
Congrats to my big bro @mosesbread72 we’ll deserved! Happy he on my team!
— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz54) March 10, 2014
— michael phelps (@ptothemike1) March 11, 2014
I love that all the Michael Bennett highlights involve him demolishing the 49ers in some way. Go Seattle Seahawks!
— Justin W. Price (@PDXJPrice) March 11, 2014
— iGot The Juice (@Cpt_Benjii) March 11, 2014
— Krez Angl (@KrezAngl) March 11, 2014
— Robert Jackson (@goingdeep30) March 11, 2014
Even Bears fans got in on the action to congratulate Bennett.
Honestly, it’s refreshing to see a guy like Michael Bennett not leave for more $. I wish more athletes were like that. Much respected.
— BearDown Steve (@BearDownSTEVE) March 11, 2014
@mosesbread72 Thanks for coming back! I’m a huge fan. Go Hawks!
— Raventhon (@Raventhon) March 11, 2014
When reached for comment on the signing, Colin Kaepernick went to his bedroom to cry.