Jacksonville Jaguars: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
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TE. (2006-17). Marcedes Lewis. 12. player. 52.

  • 1x Pro Bowl, 1x Second-Team All-Pro (2010)
  • Leader in catches (375), receiving yards (4,502), touchdowns (33) by tight end
  • Matched franchise-record for receiving touchdowns in a season in 2010 (10)
  • 170 career games and 157 starts in Jaguars uniform

It’s tough to see him playing elsewhere in 2018, but it was a great 12-year run that tight end Marcedes Lewis had as a member of the Jaguars. He goes down as the greatest tight end in team history, owning all major receiving records for the position in Jacksonville.

Lewis starred collegiately in the then Pac-10 for the UCLA Bruins. He was first-team All-Pac-10, a consensus All-American and the John Mackey Award winner in his final season in Westwood in 2005. Jacksonville wisely selected their greatest tight end in franchise history No. 28 overall in 2006.

Lewis may not have been the great receiving tight end he was at UCLA, but he was almost always available to do what the Jaguars needed out of him to help the offense run smoothly. After four decent seasons to begin his NFL career, Lewis had a huge breakout season in 2010. He had 58 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Those 10 touchdowns remain a franchise record for most scores by a tight end to this day. Lewis earned his only trip to the Pro Bowl that winter, earning an All-Pro second team nod as well. Shortly thereafter, Lewis would see his receiving marks wane, as he would become an outstanding blocking tight end for the Jaguars.

Lewis was key in Maurice Jones-Drew’s prime as a blocking tight end. He even helped Leonard Fournette get the ball rolling in their lone year together in 2017. After 12 seasons with the organization, Lewis was released by the Jaguars and went on to sign with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent.

At 34 years old, he still has a few years left of decent ball remaining in the tank. Those he goes from one Super Bowl contender to another, Lewis holds the Jaguars’ franchise record for catches (375), receiving yards (4,502) and touchdown receptions (33) by a tight end. When he does decide to hang up the spikes, Lewis is a prime candidate to make the Pride of the Jaguars.