The Green Bay Packers have reportedly agreed to terms with tight end Marcedes Lewis.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
According to Ian Rapoport, the Packers are keeping one of their pending free agents. The deal is a 1-year contract worth $2.25 million.
After a long career with the Jaguars, Lewis has spent the past 2 seasons in Green Bay. While used mostly as a blocker, especially under Mike McCarthy, Lewis found a more prominent role with Matt LaFleur as Head Coach. Lewis only played in 18% of the team’s offensive snaps in 2018. This rose drastically to 45% in 2019, even though he played all 16 games in both seasons.
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Even under LaFleur, blocking is still Lewis’ primary function. Last season, there were certainly several great Aaron Jones runs that began, in part, with excellent blocks by Lewis. He did catch 15 passes last season, five times more than his reception total from 2018.
If nothing else Lewis will be a great mentor for a pair of young tight ends on the Packers roster. Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan could both learn from Lewis. He has been the consummate professional both on and off the field.
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