If the Green Bay Packers let Robert Tonyan walk, bring Mike Gesicki to Titletown
In a similar situation as the Cardinals, the Green Bay Packers could be looking for a new tight end in free agency. While Robert Tonyan emerged as a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers, he saw his 2021 NFL season end with a gruesome leg injury. Not only that, but the Packers have one of the worst cap situations in the league. They will need to fix some things to help keep Rodgers happy.
Retaining Tonyan might help convince Rodgers to stay. Then again, Gesicki might be the better tight end of the two, all things equal. Keep in mind that he has never played with a quarterback of Rodgers’ caliber and was still able to put up numbers playing in utter dysfunction. Though Green Bay could suffer if Rodgers forces a trade out of town, the organization is so incredibly well-run.
That should matter for a player like Gesicki who may not have this much leverage in his NFL career again. Though the Packers rarely participate in free agency, this franchise cannot be its passive old self and expect to keep the two-time reigning NFL MVP satisfied and want to stay for another season. Rodgers is not getting any younger, so now is the time to get him a team that can win big.
While the weather is better in Arizona, the Packers have a more proven track record of winning.