Green Bay Packers free agents the fans won't miss: Robert Tonyan
Robert Tonyan was a solid starting tight end for the Packers, but he struggled to rediscover his 2020 form. That season, Tonyan was a touchdown machine, making 52 receptions for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tonyan suffered a torn ACL in 2021, but he had made a slow start to the season before the injury, making just 18 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns in eight games.
This past season, Tonyan finished with a career-low 8.9 yards per reception, while making 53 catches for 470 yards and two touchdowns.
While Tonyan is a talented player, he hasn't been a difference-maker for the Packers often enough.
Green Bay decided to go in a different direction this offseason, with Tonyan signing a one-year, $2.65 million deal with the division-rival Chicago Bears. Tonyan gets a fresh start in Chicago and will form a solid tight end duo with Cole Kmet.
But it was the right time for the Packers to move on. A talented tight end draft class awaits this April, giving the Packers an opportunity to restock their depth chart and build for the long-term future.
We wish Tonyan all the best in Chicago, but Green Bay made the correct call to make a change at tight end.