The Green Bay Packers bring back mostly the same tight end group as a year ago, but there are some question marks entering the 2022 season.
When will Robert Tonyan be cleared to return from a torn ACL? What can we expect from Josiah Deguara in his third year? How big of a role will Tyler Davis have?
There will be plenty to watch at tight end once training camp gets underway.
Robert Tonyan will be the Packers’ number one tight end once he’s cleared to play. He will be aiming to recapture his 2020 form.
Marcedes Lewis enters Year 17 in the NFL and his fifth with the Packers. He has played a vital role in Matt LaFleur’s offense since 2019 due to his great blocking ability.
It will be an important third season for Josiah Deguara. Can he become the versatile offensive weapon the Packers expected him to be when they drafted him in the third round?
He will face competition from Dominique Dafney and Tyler Davis, two players aiming to land a spot on the 53-man roster.
The other tight ends currently on the roster are Alizé Mack and Eli Wolf.
Tight end could be a problem for the Packers. Outside of Lewis’ blocking, there isn’t much certainty at the position.
Can Tonyan get back to his 2020 best? Can Deguara step up in year three?
Davis will be a player to watch this summer. Earlier this offseason, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said “we might have something” in Davis.
Exactly what role Davis could have in Green Bay’s offense this season remains to be seen.
The Packers desperately need a pass-catching tight end to step up and become a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers, especially given the uncertainty at wide receiver. Tonyan has proven he can do it in the past.