Tonyan signed his second-round tender with the Packers on Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Tonyan has been an attendant of OTAs, so it makes sense to see him sign his contract tender. If the 27-year-old can repeat last season's production, when he had 52 catches for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns, he'll position himself for a sizeable payday come 2022. Of course, a 21.1 touchdown rate may not be sustainable, but Tonyan does stand to once again serve as one of Green Bay's main weapons in the red zone alongside Davante Adams and Aaron Jones.
The Packers extended a second-round tender to Tonyan on Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Tonyan was a pleasant surprise for the Packers last season, hauling in 52 of 59 targets for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. That was good for 9.9 YPT and a 21.1 percent touchdown rate, which may be unsustainable but highlights his importance to Green Bay's passing attack. Other teams still can give Tonyan an offer sheet, but it'll cost them a second-round pick if the Packers ultimately decide not to match it.
Tonyan recorded four receptions on four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Buccaners in the NFC Championship Game. Tonyan continued to fill the role of red-zone threat, scoring from eight yards away midway through the third quarter. Between both 16 regular-season contests and two playoff games, Tonyan managed 12 touchdowns and emerged as a trusted option for Aaron Rodgers. Tonyan will enter the offseason as a restricted free agent, though it's likely that the Packers will tender him a contract after his breakout performance throughout the 2020 campaign.
Tonyan recorded four receptions on four targets for 60 yards in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams on Saturday. Tonyan picked up over half of his yards on a play just before halftime, when Aaron Rodgers evaded pressure and found him well down the field for a 33-yard game. Otherwise, Tonyan's longest reception went for 12 yards, and he was overshadowed by other peripheral options like Allen Lazard. Even so, Tonyan reached 60 receiving yards for only the fourth time in 17 games this season.
Tonyan caught both his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Tonyan was held under the 20-yard mark for the third game in a row, but he did reach the end zone for the sixth time in the last seven games, and the 11th time overall this season. Tonyan finished the regular season 13th among tight ends in both receptions and receiving yards, but he tied Travis Kelce for the most scores among players at his position, which made him one of the more productive tight ends in any fantasy format.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|3||09/26||@San Francisco 49ers||1||4.50|
|7||10/24||Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|9||11/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Rams||8||6.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||27||22||254||4||13||11.55||49|