Robert Tonyan’s omission from the NFC Pro Bowl roster was honesty a shock. The tight end field was rather weak this year due to top options George Kittle and Zach Ertz missing multiple games due to injuries. You’d think the Green Bay Packers tight end would have been named at least a backup option in the NFC, but that wasn’t the case.
The two tight ends for the NFC are T.J. Hockenson of the Detroit Lions and…Evan Engram of the New York Giants? Seriously? Engram wasn’t an accidental typo?
Green Bay has long had an issue at finding a stable tight end option for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It took until 2020 for the case to be closed, because Tonyan has become the best security blanket Rodgers has had since Jermichael Finley. Through 14 games this season, Tonyan recorded 49 receptions for 551 yards and 10 touchdowns. But what about the two players who made the Pro Bowl over him?
Hockenson was deserving of his spot, as he posted 60 catches for 675 yards and six touchdowns. But Engram was the most dumbfounding. The Giants tight end has 54 receptions for a grand total of 572 yards and one touchdown. On top of that, Engram has eight drops this season, as opposed to Tonyan’s zero.
Tonyan was absolutely deserving of a Pro Bowl spot, and he was robbed.