Robert Tonyan’s Plan To Join Bears Literally Goes Back 2 Full Years
Shaw Local's Sean Hammond spoke with the seasoned tight end about the events.
The idea of Tonyan moving to Chicago dates back two years to when he damaged his knee.
It's where he spent his childhood. When he moved away from Green Bay and his family and friends, he experienced a severe case of culture shock.
The fact that everyone despised the club he had grown up rooting against (the Bears) only added insult to injury.
He realized how sad he was, despite his team's success, because of the isolation caused by his ACL injury. You have to go home for a while sometimes.
Even from the earliest customs, that much is obvious. The beat writers have taken note of his involvement in the passing game, where his stature, quickness, and great hands shine.
That was the primary selling point for him to the Bears. Anything to make quarterback Justin Fields' job simpler, and he and Cole Kmet together might give this offense a dimension
It's ironic that his first game for the Navy will be against his old club. The Packers didn't linger, picking up two tight ends in April's draft.
He'll be motivated to give a stellar performance so as to impress them and make a statement.