Bears sign Robert Tonyan

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Free agent tight end Robert Tonyan is leaving Green Bay but staying in the NFC North.

Tonyan has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bears, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Tonyan originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Lions in 2017, but he didn’t make the Lions’ roster and ended up spending some time on the Packers’ practice squad as a rookie. In 2018 Tonyan made the Packers’ regular-season roster, and he has been in Green Bay since. Last season he had 53 catches for 470 yards and two touchdowns.

Because of Tonyan’s rapport with Aaron Rodgers, some thought he might end up on the Jets. Instead, it’s the Bears who will sign Tonyan, and he’ll spend 2023 catching passes from Justin Fields.

18 responses to “Bears sign Robert Tonyan

  1. Whoa, out of left field! The Bears are making moves.

    The Vikings still suck!

  2. Good player, but definitely not the same since his knee injury. Sorry to see him leave, he had incredible year with the Pack. I wish him nothing but the best.

  3. Brings a lot of energy, not a particularly good blocker, good hands..Packers are drafting a TE, he was expendable. Good luck, Bobby!

  4. Had one solid season and hasn’t done anything since. He’ll be regretting choosing Chicago when the Pack continue to dominate for their third and fourth decade with the Universal Law at QB. Love wins.

  5. Love it. Tonyan seemed to kill the Bears with 2 or 3 key catches every time we played the Pack. TE2 was a definite need and Poles filled it. Plus he knows Getsy’s system. These 1 year deals are filling key depth needs and setting up Poles to take flyers in the 4th and below on some kids that have upside but need a year of development. High marks for Poles so far.

  6. DJ Moore and Tonyan give Fields top grade weapons. Now focus on the Defense and O-Line

  7. correctingerrors says:
    March 16, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    DJ Moore and Tonyan give Fields top grade weapons. Now focus on the Defense and O-Line

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    They signed tw0 LBs and I think two DLs. I agree, they should focus on D/OL in the draft. Lots of picks.

  8. Nothing wrong with this guy. He can sometimes impress you and raise your eyebrows. Maybe he’s ready to do it all the time. He’s in perfect position to try something new with Love coming in. The weather is better too. I’m very familiar with three Midwestern climates. If you can rank overall winter-weather on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the worst, Chicago would get a 6.5. Green Bay would get 4.5, Minneapolis 3.5. So he’s got that going for him.

  9. Whoa, out of left field! The Bears are making moves.

    The Vikings still suck!
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    While both these teams had 1st year head coach last year, only one of these teams went 12-4 and won division, while the other was the WORST team in NFL. Let that sink in a bit before talking soot.

  10. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    While both these teams had 1st year head coach last year, only one of these teams went 12-4 and won division, while the other was the WORST team in NFL.
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    And only 1 of those teams embarrassed themselves with a 1 and done in the playoffs. Apparently you’re proud of that,… right ? C’mon man,….. quit with the digs.

  11. Tony Awesome says:
    March 17, 2023 at 10:00 am
    toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    While both these teams had 1st year head coach last year, only one of these teams went 12-4 and won division, while the other was the WORST team in NFL.
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    And only 1 of those teams embarrassed themselves with a 1 and done in the playoffs. Apparently you’re proud of that,… right ? C’mon man,….. quit with the digs
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    Excuse me, it was 13 wins last year for 1st year coach Kevin O'Connell. That's about 3 seasons worth for the Bears. And yes, I am proud of them taking a such a leap in the 1st year of a new coach/GM.

  12. DJ Moore and Tonyan give Fields top grade weapons.
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    I like Tonyan. You will too. He’s not a top shelf TE.

    I’ll put it to you this way; as a Packer fan, I would have gladly traded you Tonyan for Kmet.

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