3 former Packers struggling with their new teams in 2023

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2. Robert Tonyan, Chicago Bears

The Packers forced themselves to upgrade at tight end by letting Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis walk in free agency. Both veterans signed with the Chicago Bears, while the Packers drafted Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft.

Musgrave has already shown Pro Bowl potential. He is still working on his chemistry with Jordan Love but has wide receiver speed and elite athleticism.

Tonyan, meanwhile, hasn't made much of an impact on his new team. The veteran tight end averaged a career-low 8.9 yards per reception in his final season with the Packers. The hope was that a change of scenery would help Tonyan rediscover his best form.

The opposite has happened.

Tonyan has four catches for 28 yards this season and can barely get on the field. Justin Fields has thrown for 617 yards and eight touchdowns with only one interception in the past two games, but Tonyan has just four targets.

Tonyan is on pace to finish the season with 17 catches for 119 yards. That's not exactly the impact the Bears expected him to make when they signed him in free agency. Luke Musgrave already has 125 yards this season. The Packers made the correct decision at tight end this offseason.