Marcedes Lewis is an American football player who plays in the tight end position for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Before his spell with the Packers, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft and prior to that, he was a prominent player for the UCLA Bruins, where he played 49 games and won a few individual awards.
Since his era as a professional player began, Marcedes Lewis has been at the centre of a few controversies, mostly involving his kids. He has also seen his wealth rise, in tandem with his public profile. It is a bag of mixed success for the NFL veteran, whose football journey began at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Marcedes Lewis’ Road To The NFL
The footballer was born as Marcedes Alexis Lewis on May 19, 1984, in Los Alamitos, California. He has kept the affairs of his immediate family off the spotlight, but from the little we gathered, his mom is Yvonne Snow, and his dad is Michael Withers. He is one of four siblings. His other siblings are Cody, Nikia, and Ashley Withers. No one knows his position in the family, but as it stands, he has made his family proud.
He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and was one of the pivot stars in the school team. As a senior, he was named high school’s All-American by Parade Magazine and was also rated among the best football players by different recruiting services.
Upon his graduation from high school, he started with his collegiate career at the University of California, Los Angeles. He played in 49 games, starting 32, which earned him the UCLA tight end records of all time. That same period, he also won the John Mackey Award.
After four years as a college football player, Marcedes Lewis joined the 2006 NFL Draft. He joined the big league with the 28th overall pick after Jacksonville Jaguars selected him.
14+ Years In The NFL, More Than $50 Million In Earnings
Following his pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Marcedes Lewis signed his first professional contract. The five-year deal was worth $7.4 million, $4.9 million of which was guaranteed, regardless of performance. Despite playing a majority of the games in his rookie season, Lewis struggled to impress.
In his second season, he played a lot more, starting 16 out of 16 games. The tight end recorded 37 receptions over 391 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns. Marcedes Lewis’ modest performances continued until 2010 when he matched the Jaguars single-season touchdown receptions record.
In the following year, after proving to be a useful player to the team and following the expiration of his rookie contract, Lewis signed his first major contract. He signed a five-year deal worth $35 million, with $17 million guaranteed.
The deal improved his yearly salary to an average of $4.2 million a year, from the $350,000 average he had on his previous contract. He earned a $7 million signing bonus and received an additional $150,000 per year as a workout bonus over the first three years of his contract.
Lewis remained an essential part of the Jaguars until 2017 after 12 seasons. Before he was released, Lewis re-signed with the team for three years, in a deal worth $12 million. At the end of his time at the Jaguars, Lewis had played 170 games and scored 33 touchdowns.
In May 2018, he inked a one-year contract worth $2.1 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus with the Green Bay Packers. Since joining the Packers, Lewis has played 32 games, starting 15 of them. He also recorded 18 receptions and scored one touchdown.
So far, according to figures from Sportrac, Marcedes Lewis has earned $50.4 million in salary and bonuses since 2006.
Marcedes Lewis Earnings’ Have Given Him a Sizeable Net Worth
Understandably, not every single penny of Marcedes Lewis’ earnings have stayed in his bank account. Between obligations to agents, managers, and taxes, the Packers’ tight end is only keeping a fraction of his earnings.
Regardless, it has been more than enough for him to amass a sizeable net worth of $25 million, according to TheRichest. With his $25 million net worth, Marcedes has been able to afford luxuries like a W Hollywood Residences condo with a smart-home system worth $1 million.
Facts About Marcedes Lewis Love Life and His Baby Mamas
Currently, every evidence suggests Marcedes Lewis is a single man. In the past, however, the Packers’ tight end has been in a few relationships, a couple of which had dramatic endings.
He once dated Olivia Pierson, an active member of the E! channel television series Wives and Girlfriends of Athletes (WAGS). The two started dating sometime in 2015 and they had it all rosy until trouble entered their paradise, leading to the couple’s split in 2016. Soon after they separated, Olivia entered into a platonic relationship with the famous basketballer, Joel Embid.
Before Olivia Pierson, he had a relationship with Es Forbes. The two had a relationship in college but it came to an end for reasons yet to be determined.
Aside from his reported relationships, Lewis has had affairs with a host of other women, one that also includes the porn star, Savannah Stern (real name, Kristen Grinnell). But more interesting than Marcedes Lewis’s string of failed relationships in his life as a father.
He Fathered Three Children With Three Baby Mamas
Records have it that Marcedes Lewis has three children, but he has only presented one to the world. His most prominent daughter, Londyn Lewis, is a child from his previous relationship. The identity of the mother remains unknown, but she lives in Southern California. According to available custody papers, Lewis has access to Londyn for one week in a month.
His second child, Bella, is with Es Forbes, his college sweetheart. However, unlike other baby mamas, Es Forbes is an accomplished woman with three academic degrees. She is also a registered nurse and a certified nutritional therapist.
Marcedes Lewis’ third child is with Savannah Stern, the porn star. The identity of their child remains hidden, but the battle for custody has played out in public. Five months after the birth of their son in 2015, Lewis filed for sole custody.
Savannah reacted angrily to his decision and went to Lewis’ home in Los Angeles, attacking building staffers who wouldn’t let her in. Eventually, the police arrived to intervene and de-escalate the situation. Since the incident, the result of the custody battle hasn’t been determined.