Michigan State football: Bennie Fowler carving out major role with Saints

Bennie Fowler, New York Giants (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Bennie Fowler, New York Giants (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Former Michigan State football star Bennie Fowler may have found the perfect home in New Orleans as he’s carving out a role with the Saints.

Bennie Fowler has bounced around a bit over the past couple years of his NFL career. The former Spartan (2010-13) ended his career in East Lansing on a high note with a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory but went undrafted just months later.

It didn’t take long for the Broncos to show interest in the Michigan State rookie as they signed him shortly after the draft and although he didn’t see the field in 2014, he played in 16 games in 2015 and caught 16 passes for 203 yards. He also caught two passes for 35 yards in the playoffs as he was a nice role player for Peyton Manning during the Broncos’ Super Bowl run.

Fowler was quiet in 2016 before having his best year as a pro in 2017, catching 29 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns and that would be his last season in Denver.

The Giants picked him up in 2018 and he played two years in New York, totaling 39 receptions for 392 yards and a touchdown.

This offseason, however, the Saints picked him up and it seems like that was the perfect scenario for both sides. Fowler is looking comfortable in the New Orleans offense during training camp and Drew Brees is treating him like one of his favorite targets.

Fowler has been earning rave reviews from media members and coaches and he looks like a receiver who’s going to have no problem catching on with the 53-man roster this fall.

Although he’s only surpassed 300 yards in an NFL season once in his career, he could be in for a career season with Brees passing him the ball in that potent New Orleans offense, especially if he assumes the WR3 role.

It looks like Bennie is carving himself out a nice role.

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