REPORT: Marcedes Lewis Makes NFL History After Signing 1-Year Deal With Chicago Bears

Marcedes Lewis has made NFL history.

Lewis signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, setting him up for his 19th season in the NFL. He’s the longest-tenured tight end in NFL history, breaking the tie with Jason Witten and Hall of Fame Tony Gonzalez last year.

“Year 19 loading,” the Bears wrote on X/Twitter, posting a photo of Lewis signing his contract.

At age 40, Lewis is also the second-oldest player in the NFL behind New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was his former teammate in Green Bay.


Lewis’ best season came in 2010 while playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he hauled in 58 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, which were all career-highs. he made the Pro Bowl that year and was selected Second-Team All Pro.