Marcedes Lewis wants to break the NFL record for most seasons played by a tight end

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Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis is heading into his 17th NFL season, and that has him setting his sights on his own place in NFL history.

Only two tight ends have played 17 seasons, Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten. No tight end has ever played 18 seasons, and that’s something Lewis wants to do.

“This year, I’ll tie the record,” Lewis said. “It would be great to break it and then I would consider, ‘OK, I’ve done that.’ Eighteen is kind of bizarre, especially at the tight end position.”

Lewis played his first 12 NFL seasons with Jacksonville and is now heading into his fifth season in Green Bay. Once he plays this season he’ll break out of a tie with Antonio Gates, Pete Metzelaars and Jackie Smith, all of whom played tight end for 16 seasons.

In addition to playing at least two more seasons, the 38-year-old Lewis says his other goal is winning a Super Bowl.

28 responses to “Marcedes Lewis wants to break the NFL record for most seasons played by a tight end

  1. might wanna do it someplace other than GB for that last goal. I am a Pack homer, but the reality of a return to the Big Game is slim at best.

  2. You realize how long he’s played when you consider he was in the the same draft as Matt Leinart and Vince Young

  3. 12 years on Jacksonville’s roster shouldn’t really count as NFL service.

  4. His best chance to accomplish both goals is in Green Bay. He knows it too.

  5. jerrykramersslivers says:

    June 21, 2022 at 5:32 am

    might wanna do it someplace other than GB for that last goal. I am a Pack homer, but the reality of a return to the Big Game is slim at best
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    Homer or troll? I think everyone knows…that said I’m not saying the packers are going to the superbowl BUT to say their chance is “slim at best” then you better be naming a TON of NFC teams with a better chance to make theirs “slim at best”

  6. lol!!

    Yeah and an incdedibly middling career at best with no real accomplishments

  7. Well, that’s only due to Aaron Rodgers not having any luck. Luck is 100% everything in life. Maybe he’ll be along for one ride before he hangs them up, but because luck is the only factor in winning Super Bowls, probably not.

  8. I’d say his chances of a Super Bowl run are as good in GB as anywhere else…..as in, top 10 odds…..but no guarantees, can’t get those anywhere. As a Packer fan, I just hope he’s still earning it, and not getting it on sentimentality or because he’s a friend of A-Rog. This team is in need of impact play from the TE, which no one expects from Lewis at this stage…..so roster spots aren’t to be wasted.

  9. Three time MVP, been to the nfccg two out of the last three years and no reason we shouldn’t be in it again this year. Don’t see “slim at best” anywhere around this team. The lions have a “slim at best” chance, not us.

  10. super nice guy. bit overpaid, but a solid player all around. Jags cut him loose too soon, but what’s new there…

  11. I can’t believe this guy is still playing. Was Mark Brunell his first QB? Was he named after a luxury vehicle?

  12. “Dude doesn’t even have 100 receptions over the last 6 seasons” If you knew anything about the Packers you would know they value him more as a run blocker than a reciever and that is the reason for so few catches.he has many times sprung Jones and Dillon for long runs off the edge since they have been Packer running backs.

  13. Lewis is one of the guys Rodgers froze out in the playoff lose to SF last winter

  14. I saw the headline and thought “He’d have to play like 9 more years”….then I read the article. I’m getting old. Time is starting to fly.

  15. His best chance to accomplish both goals is in Green Bay. He knows it too.

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    You’re right. Less wear and tear when you don’t make the playoffs.

  16. Playing for the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers is the sort of honor that is very difficult to walk away from. Mercedes wants another shot at #14.

  17. Sunday Swami says:
    June 21, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Homer or troll? I think everyone knows…that said I’m not saying the packers are going to the superbowl BUT to say their chance is “slim at best” then you better be naming a TON of NFC teams with a better chance to make theirs “slim at best”

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    Tampa. Dallas. Los Angeles. San Francisco. Probably Arizona, depending on what happens with Murray. And you can be sure at least one team is going to come out of nowhere and rocket to the upper echelons of the conference.

    And that’s before you take into account that Green Bay’s offense has taken a massive step back with the losses of Adams, MVS, Tonyan to injury, ditto for Jenkins, who knows when Bakhtiari will be back…

  18. “The only other receiver with nine receptions besides Adams during the 49’ers game was Jones, the RB. Dillon is just as good as Jones catching the ball out of the backfield. This Packer offense won’t lose a beat. You’re about to see just how much of Adams was Adams and how much of Adams was Rodgers.”
    -Javon Walker, James Jones, Greg Jones

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