Packers' Marcedes Lewis wants to break record for most seasons played by a tight end

Green Bay Packers veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is chasing an NFL record as he enters his 17th season.

Assuming he's on the roster in Week 1, Lewis will tie the record for most seasons played by a tight end, joining Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten.

"This year, I'll tie the record," Lewis said, via the team's official website. "It would be great to break it and then I would consider, 'OK, I've done that.

A first-round pick out of UCLA in 2006, Lewis spent his first 12 seasons in Jacksonville before joining the Packers in 2018.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is fond of the veteran tight end, affectionally referred to as "Big Dog.

With fewer and fewer TEs entering the NFL with refined blocking skills, the Packers are glad to have a vet like Lewis to play that role

"When you're in Year 17, sometimes I wake up like, 'Damn, I'm still doing this,'" Lewis said.

"Obviously, a little longer in the tooth, but I love what I do."