Former Packers Playmaker Signs with Hated Rival: Report

The Green Bay Packers are losing multiple veterans to free agency this offseason, but tight end Robert Tonyan will be drawing plenty of anger from fans after signing on with the team’s hated NFC North rival.

Multiple former Packers have already signed on with new teams, including Allen Lazard who was able to land a four-year, $44 million contract with the New York Jets. While Lazard is hoping that he will reunite with Aaron Rodgers in New York, other veterans like Tonyan had to find other options.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Thursday, March 16 that the 28-year-old tight end had signed a one-year deal to join the Chicago Bears.

Bears are signing former Packers’ TE Robert Tonyan to a one-year deal, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2023

ESPN’s Dianna Russini had tweeted a list of players Rodgers reportedly wanted to bring with him to Green Bay. The wish list included former teammates and even star wideout Odell Beckham Jr., but Tonyan’s name wasn’t mentioned. Instead, the veteran tight end will be hoping to have a positive impact on Chicago’s offense while catching passes from an exciting young quarterback in Justin Fields.

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