Michael Bennett, the Eagles' newly acquired defensive end, didn't waste any time in calling out his newest targets: The NFC East's quarterbacks.
Giants QB Eli Manning is obviously one of them, and Bennett jumped right into the division rivalries by insinuating New York's long-time signal caller is having nightmares about him.
"I know Eli Manning is probably watching this thinking: 'he's coming'," Bennett told NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt at his first appearance in front of the media on Monday. "I know Dak [Prescott] is watching this like 'yeah he's coming.' Alex Smith, he know he can't run from me. I told him at the Pro Bowl.
"It's definitely going to be a great season and it's going to be fun to be out here and be able to chase quarterbacks."
Along with Haloti Ngata, Bennett signed with the Eagles to further bolster their already stellar defensive line. He produced 8.5 sacks last season, and 39 over the past five seasons with the Seahawks. The unit features young players like Derek Barnett and Tim Jernigan as well as established veterans in Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham.
The potential for this group to have another great year is high, which is why Bennett is excited to get to work.
"I had so many great players around me who were some of the best players to every play," Bennett said about his time in Seattle. "So here this defense is just another opportunity to line up on tight ends. Honestly, I don't think there's a tight end in the NFL that can block me."
In two games against the Eagles last season, the Giants only allowed one sack to Graham.