Bears Sign Robert Tonyan to a one year contract
The Bears keep their busy offseason going as they bring in Veteran tight end Robert Tonyan on a year contract. Adam Schefter was among the first to report on the news.
As previously stated, the Bears have had a very active off-season. It’s included them trading the first overall pick, and signing a plethora of guys including, T.J Edwards, Tremaine Edmunds, and Nate Davis. And now Robert Tonyan can be added to that list.
It’s a move that doesn’t really move the needle all too much for this bears team. Cole Kmet is a solid tight end and it didn’t really seem like a position of weakness for them. But if the Bears can get 2020 Tonyan, who caught 52 passes for 11 TDs, then he will be a very welcomed addition.
Since that 2020 season, it has been all downhill for Robert Tonyan. He has only caught 4 TDs in the last two seasons and has overall seen a decrease in production. Mind you this was with Aaron Rodgers as his QB.
Now that’s not to say I hate the move. It’s a one-year deal that will likely be around the league minimum, meaning it’s a low-risk signing that they can move off of in a year. I’m imagining they will try and run some more two tight end sets, which would make sense with their determination to run the ball. Overall Tonyan can still be a weapon in the passing game if used right.
Tonyan is a solid red zone threat and should help improve what was a surprisingly solid Bears Redzone offense that was 13th in terms of TD percentage.
With all the moves the Bears have made this offseason, a move like this will likely go under the radar. But in what should be an improved offense, Robert Tonyan has a chance to be an effective weapon. At this point, it’s a matter of Fields taking that next step as a passer. Which I am very confident will happen.
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