Which of these Packers could help the Chicago Bears in 2023?

Chicago Bears, Robert Tonyan
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Could Robert Tonyan be a weapon for the Chicago Bears in 2023?

The Green Bay Packers looked to have found a real weapon in Robert Tonyan. In his third season in the league, Tonyan broke out with 11 touchdowns and 586 yards. That was the same year (2020) that Aaron Rodgers won his first of back-to-back MVP awards (he has four total).

Unfortunately, Tonyan struggled to stay healthy in 2021. He only started five games and only played in eight. He finished that year with only 204 yards and two touchdowns. Last year was a little better as he played in all 17 games, but could not find the end zone nearly enough. Tonyan finished with 53 catches for 470 yards and two scores.

Cole Kmet had somewhat of a breakout season last year with his seven touchdowns. I don't want to see the team invest too much money into the position this offseason, but could adding a player like Tonyan be enough to help add to the Chicago Bears receiving corps in 2023? Tonyan clearly has a connection with Luke Getsy who was the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 2019 and both the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2020 and 2021.

I would not hate the idea of a re-connection between Tonyan and Getsy at the right price. That said, Tonyan saw his contract voided last offseason also, but the two sides came to an agreement on a one-year deal. The team could look to do something similar this offseason as well. Plus, I also wouldn't hate if the Chicago Bears looked to the draft or spent a little more money for a better tight end - just not too much.