Martellus Bennett won't join brother on Patriots: 'I've found my life's work'

Michael Bennett’s brother won’t join him in New England.

Retired tight end Martellus Bennett took to Instagram on Tuesday to assure us all he won’t return to the NFL anytime soon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Swipe. This is why I can’t come out of retirement. I would love to play ball with my brother it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing @theimaginationagency these kids don’t need another athlete to look up to or to aspire to be there’s plenty of inspiration out there for that. I want to inspire the next wave of creatives. The storytellers. The engineers. The designers. The doctors. The filmmakers. The composers. Tech moguls. And maybe a few athletes who like me never felt like they belonged in a locker room. I was never one of the guys guys most of my teammates would tell that. I’ve always been a creative who enjoyed competing. I’m playing the game that I was made to play and it’s the most fun I’ve ever had. Scoring touchdowns winning a super bowl has never made me feel the way seeing kids/families/people enjoying things I have created. I’m doing my life’s work fulfilling what I believe to be my life’s purpose. I hope everyone finds something that makes them as happy and as fulfilled as I have with my work @theimaginationagency I appreciate all of the love but this is waaaaayyy bigger than the game of football. Get your copy today. Link in my bio

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“I would love to play ball with my brother; it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing,” Martellus wrote, in part. “I appreciate all of the love but this is waaaaayyy bigger than the game of football.”

Martellus, 32, was selected by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2008 draft and went on to have stints with the Giants, Bears and Packers in addition to his two stops in New England before retiring last March.

Michael was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Eagles earlier this month. However, Devin and Jason McCourty will remain the only brothers on the team.