The Chicago Bears are signing former Green Bay Packers veteran blocking tight end Marcedes Lewis, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
The addition of Lewis brings a new dynamic to the Bears’ lineup and provides a fresh target for quarterback Justin Fields.
At the cusp of his 18th NFL season, Lewis is poised to etch his name in history by breaking the tie with legendary tight ends Jason Witten and Tony Gonzalez for the record of the most seasons played by a tight end.
With an impressive career spanning nearly two decades, Lewis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Bears’ offense.
Marcedes Lewis, originally drafted as the first-round pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2006 draft, enjoyed a successful 12-season run with the Jaguars before moving on to Green Bay for the following five seasons.
Marcedes Lewis tenure with the Packers showcased his resilience and adaptability, making him a valuable asset to any team.
Interestingly, Lewis’s arrival in Chicago sets the stage for an intriguing matchup right from Week 1, as the Bears are scheduled to face his former team, the Green Bay Packers.
This anticipated showdown will undoubtedly add an extra layer of excitement to the season opener.