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Marcedes Lewis Belongs Back In Green Bay

GM Brian Gutekunst doesn’t have a pressing need at tight end. The team has two great, young tight ends in Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. Additionally, they re-signed veteran tight end and special-teamer Tyler Davis, who is coming off of a torn ACL. However, four-year tight end Josiah Deguara is a free agent. So, the Packers don’t have a massive need at tight end, but it wouldn’t be a bad move if they added another considering Davis’s previous knee injury and the possible departure of Deguara.

Longtime tight end and former Packers fan-favorite Marcedes Lewis is a free agent after spending his record-setting (among NFL tight ends) 18th season in Chicago with the Bears. The former UCLA Bruin is only missing a ring from his legendary NFL portfolio. Why not come back to Green Bay to cap off a historic career? Here is why a reunion would be a good move for both sides:


He Fits Into The Running Game

Marcedes Lewis is far removed from his time as an elite receiving tight end. He spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Jacksonville and was named an All-Pro in 2010 after setting a career-high in receiving yards (700) and catching 10 touchdowns. Now on the backend of his career, Lewis hasn’t eclipsed 300 yards receiving since his final year with the Jaguars in 2017. He is more of a run-blocker.

One of the top NFL teams that runs the ball quite well is the Green Bay Packers. After adding a premiere running back in All-Pro Josh Jacobs, Green Bay will look to utilize his talents. The Packers can use Musgrave and Kraft in the receiving game and use big tight ends like Davis (6-4) and Lewis (6-6) in the run game as extra blockers.


Overall Familiarity With Green Bay

Again, Marcedes Lewis has spent plenty of time in Green Bay. From 2018 to 2022, Lewis was a tremendous veteran voice and leader in the locker room. Not to mention he started in 64 out of the 75 that he played in for the Packers. The man they called “Big Dog” totaled 57 catches for 582 yards and six touchdowns in his five seasons playing in Wisconsin. Don’t confuse him with being a stat-padder. He is a quality role player that helped Green Bay win three division titles and make two NFC Championship Game appearances. Signing the 39-year-old tight end to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum wouldn’t be too shabby of a move.


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