Robert Tonyan was a breakout star for the Packers on offense a year ago. Many expected him to take the next step in 2021, but he was inconsistent in the eight games he played.
Tonyan only had more than three catches in one game. In the opening six games, Tonyan only had more than 10 receiving yards once. Tonyan’s season was cut short due to a torn ACL, which means he won’t play another snap before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the spring.
One possible scenario is that Tonyan doesn’t sign with any team immediately as he recovers from injury, with the Packers being able to work out an affordable deal over the summer.
But there’s also the possibility another team is willing to pay Tonyan due to his impressive receiving ability and excellent 2020 season.
It’s a real shame how Tonyan’s season ended, as he had put in consecutive good performances. Against the Washington Football Team and Arizona Cardinals, Tonyan had a combined seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. He suffered the knee injury after an impressive reception against the Cardinals.
Hopefully Tonyan will be back in Green Bay next season, but that’s anything but a guarantee at this stage. The Packers could again need a new starting tight end.