Packers: Marcedes Lewis brings leadership to Green Bay’s offense

Green Bay Packers, Marcedes Lewis (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Marcedes Lewis (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have brought back a pivotal piece to their offense.

Per NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the team has reached an agreement on a two-year deal with veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis worth $8 million, with $4 million guaranteed at signing. The move was announced late Wednesday afternoon. The move brings Lewis back for a 16th season, his fourth with Green Bay.

Lewis, who has tallied 28 receptions for 304 yards and four touchdowns with Green Bay, not only served as a viable threat as the second-string tight end, but also proved to be an excellent blocker when needed. His multi-purpose abilities have proven to make the Packers’ offense that much more effective and efficient.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has spoken very highly of Lewis since Green Bay acquired him back in May of 2018. Here’s some of what he had to say back in December on an episode of the “The Pat McAfee Show”:

"“If I may talk about Marcedes [Lewis] real quick. His numbers aren’t going to jump out off the stat book and wow anybody, but what he does for us is so important.His leadership, the little things that he does…I’m talking about blocking, I’m talking about physicality, I’m talking about leadership, I’m talking about opportune comments at the right time, non-rehearsed, authentic leadership he brings to our team.”"

Rodgers knows just how important a role he plays within the offense and as a veteran leader in the locker room. Anytime you need a play made or a block executed on offense, he’s there. If you need some veteran advice, there’s almost no better person to turn to than Lewis.

This signing has brought so much happiness to the Packers’ fanbase and team as a whole. If this team indeed wants to “run it back” in 2021, there really shouldn’t be a reason why Lewis should be left out of the equation — and this two-year deal now guarantees he’ll be able to run with them for the time being.