While complimentary of his accomplishments Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett refused to indulge in comparisons with New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham.

Asked if Graham was a pretty good player Bennett deadpanned: “I don’t give a [expletive].”

Graham was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday marking the first time a tight end had received such an honor in either conference since 1986 when the NFL started the award. Graham hauled in 27 passes for 458 yards and six touchdowns in his team’s first four games and according to ESPN Stats & Information is one TD away from tying the league record for touchdown catches by a tight end over a team’s first five games.

Antonio Gates (2010) and Mike Ditka (1963) currently share that record.

“A lot of guys play my position. I think (Graham) does a phenomenal job for the Saints but I’m not in competition with him” Bennett said. “We have different roles on our team. He’s the No. 1 target over there and I have different job from him. We’re different athletes. I think a lot of times people try to compare us but we do a lot of things differently. He does a good job going up for the jump ball and making plays for them. He’s the No. 1 choice over there. I’m a team guy. Whatever I’ve got to do if I have to block a little bit more whatever it is I’ll do that.”

Bennett appears to assume more responsibilities as a blocker in Chicago’s system than Graham in the scheme of the Saints but the Bears have definitely incorporated him heavily in the passing game. Bennett is currently tied for fourth in the NFL among tight ends for touchdown receptions (3) tied for sixth in receptions (20) and eighth among players at his position with 225 receiving yards.