5 players the Packers were right to move on from in 2023

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4. Robert Tonyan

Tight end has been a position of need in Green Bay for many years. To improve, the Packers needed to completely start over.

Robert Tonyan had a fantastic 2020 season, but he has struggled to recapture that form in the two years since. In 2021, he caught just 18 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury.

He returned to play all 17 games last season but with only three starts. Despite setting a new career-best in receptions with 53, Tonyan finished with only 470 yards and two touchdowns and a career-worst 8.9 yards per catch.

Tonyan is a talented player, there's no doubt about it. He signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency, where he will be a reliable target for Justin Fields. Tonyan might be best suited for the TE2 role, which he will likely take on in Chicago behind Cole Kmet on the depth chart.

A fresh start might be what Tonyan needed, and a reset at tight end made sense for the Packers. As they build for the future around Jordan Love, they drafted Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft in the second and third rounds, respectively. They could be Green Bay's long-term starters at tight end.