The moment free agency began in 2013, Bears general manager Phil Emery made a huge splash by signing Martellus Bennett to a four-year contract.
Bennett's deal paid immediate dividends for the Bears offense as the 27-year-old tight end hauled in 65 passes for 759 yards and five touchdowns.
As much as the signing helped Chicago offense, it could provide an even bigger jolt to one of the league's worst defenses.
Enter Michael Bennett.
Martellus's big brother Michael came to the NFL without much fanfare. Due to inconsistencies at Texas A&M, Michael went undrafted in 2009 and was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks following the draft. He spent time on their practice squad before finding a home in Tampa Bay for three seasons. He recorded a career-high nine sacks in 2012 and parlayed that into a one-year, $4.8 million deal with Seattle in 2013.
The return on their investment of Michael has helped the Seahawks secure in berth in Super Bowl XLVIII. With 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles this postseason, Michael has wrecked havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
And the Bears, well one member in general, hopes he can be doing the same for Chicago next season.
Martellus, who flew to New York on Monday to spend the week supporting his brother, used Twitter as an outlet to express how much he wants Michael in the navy and orange in 2014.
I really want my brother to come to Chicago so that I can pitch this idea to M&M. Michael & Martellus special blue and orange M&Ms. Lol— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) January 27, 2014
His sack dance is like chocolate raining down on angels on a nice Sunday afternoon. Angels love M&Ms everyone knows that. Only makes sense— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) January 27, 2014
I'm not joking.— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) January 27, 2014
Following the Seahawks' first full day of Super Bowl workouts, Michael told the media that it's Martellus' dream for the two brothers to play together and that he wouldn't stop it if the opportunity presents itself.
If Martellus' dream scenario comes true, Bears fans may have to get their umbrellas out for the storm next season.