The Green Bay Packers have found a tremendous player in Robert Tonyan. Over the course of this season, Tonyan has been a reliable receiver for Aaron Rodgers, catching 50 of his 57 targets in the season’s first 15 games. Ten of those have gone for touchdowns, leaving him one short of a team record with one game to play.
In the 1983 season, Paul Coffman set a Packers tight end record by scoring 11 touchdowns. Coffman’s 54-catch, 814-yard season still stands as one of the best in team history, as he and Lynn Dickey proved to be a dangerous combination.
Now, Tonyan has tied Coffman’s touchdown mark. The man known as Big Bob scored for the 11th time in the 2020 campaign early on in Sunday’s season finale against the Chicago Bears, with his score coming on a tremendous throw from Rodgers.
Take a look at the play here from the reverse end zone camera angle:
Robert Tonyan's 11th touchdown of the season, but not a Pro Bowler ♂️— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 3, 2021
This touchdown was also Rodgers’ 45th passing score of the season, tying the franchise record he set in 2011.