Roles and respect form perfect tandem for Packers’ offense in Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan

Lewis’ humble approach at this stage of his career can make it easy to forget the full breadth of his resume. He recently was over at Davante Adams ‘ house and the two were watching some of Lewis’ old cutups from his time in Jacksonville.

To this day, Lewis holds several records for tight ends in the Jaguars’ franchise annals. He also caught 58 passes for 700 yards and 10 TDs en route to the Pro Bowl in 2010.

“(Adams) was like, ‘Bro, it’s crazy. I feel like some of the dudes on the team don’t even know you really used to get it in like that,'” Lewis recalled. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s when I was in my prime.’ He was like, ‘Nah, you’re just in a different prime now.’ That meant a lot coming from him, because we share a similar mindset as far as how we work and how we’re going to attack today.”

Tonyan, on the other hand, has gone from a feelgood developmental prospect to a Pro Bowl-caliber tight end. He set career highs across the board last season with 52 receptions for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. Tonyan did so without dropping a pass all season, according to Pro Football Focus.

The 6-foot-5, 237-pound tight end likes to credit his success to time spent with Lewis, Graham and position coach Justin Outten, but he’s also been tenacious about finding ways to improve – even if…

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