Marcedes Lewis, Tight End, Jacksonville Jaguars
Is Marcedes Lewis an ideal fit? Not necessarily. Not only is his age (32) a detriment, but his three-year, $12 million contract that was signed this past offseason isn’t an ideal number to have on the books.
Since the Jaguars inked Julius Thomas to a big free agent deal, Lewis has been relegated to bench duties. Seen as a dual-threat tight end, he’s now known as a blocker in the pass and run game more than anything else.
If there is anything the Giants need, it’s a big-bodied, blocking tight end. The 10-year veteran can provide just that. While his presence on the line of scrimmage will surely be a positive, his 6’6, 280-pound frame would be used as a target as well. Although Eli Manning won’t look to him a lot, it’ll be nice to have a consistent force at the position, something he hasn’t had in years.
Again, his age and contract are huge reasons why Reese may look elsewhere. But Donnell is a lost cause, Tye hasn’t replicated his rookie success and Adams can use veteran guidance. Lewis could be a strong fit in blue.