Michael Bennett On How The Seahawks Fell Apart Apart Without Marshawn Lynch And Why He Was More Valuable Than Russell Wilson

Former Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles this month which was seen as a complete overhaul of their defense following the departure of Cornerback Richard Sherman. Bennett offered his thoughts on former Seahawks teammate Marshawn Lynch to For The Win regarding how great of a teammate he was and the energy he brought to Seattle.

“Marshawn’s personality is so big and he’s such a — he’s one of those dudes, he’s really like Nina Simone,” said Bennett. He’s just misunderstood. People misunderstand him all the time. He’s such a great guy when it comes to doing community. He’s such a great teammate. He’s shows up to everybody’s thing. He plays hard. When he practices, he practices hard. So when he left, you could feel it. He was just that guy that had swag that made the Seahawks feel like a different type of team.”

Bennett went on to say that a team needs about three or four Marshawn Lynch-type players on a team despite having Russell Wilson. There is definitely truth to what Bennett is saying. When Lynch arrived in Seattle in 2011 where he played at for five seasons, he rushed for at least 1,200 yards and at least 11 touchdowns four times.