Re-signing Robert Tonyan for a bargain
When healthy, Robert Tonyan will resume his role as the Packers’ number one tight end. With Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling no longer there, Aaron Rodgers may lean on Tonyan more frequently.
Tonyan is recovering from a torn ACL, which is perhaps why he missed out on a big long-term deal in free agency this spring.
He signed a one-year deal with the Packers worth $3.75 million. According to Spotrac, Tonyan’s 2022 cap hit is just $2.45 million. That’s an absolute bargain for the Packers.
Just two seasons ago, Tonyan tied for fifth in the NFL for receiving touchdowns with 11. He was in good company as Travis Kelce and A.J. Brown were the players he tied with.
Tonyan made a slow start to the 2021 season but never had an opportunity to bounce back due to a season-ending knee injury he suffered in Week 8.
Training camp will begin nine months after Tonyan’s injury, so there’s a possibility he will be able to return by then. Even if it takes longer for his recovery, Tonyan should be back early in the season.
Tonyan is a big target with safe hands, and he has become a dependable pass-catcher for Aaron Rodgers. His return will help Green Bay’s offense.