Former Packers participant loves rivalry jab from new Bears teammate
Chicago Bears defensive sort out Justin Jones known as out Inexperienced Bay Packers followers for being “obnoxious,” and tight finish Robert Tonyan likes “that fireside in him.”
The Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears rivalry could look a bit completely different with out quarterback Aaron Rodgers concerned, however the unhealthy blood between each groups nonetheless rages on. Earlier this week, Bears defensive sort out Justin Jones spoke about it, however then made a shift to calling out Packers fans. From calling them “s****y” and “obnoxious,” to saying “half of them don’t even know soccer.” And with that, the NFL world was assured that the rivalry would nonetheless have that warmth.
This offseason, the Bears signed former Packers tight finish Robert Tonyan. So, what does the ex-Inexperienced Bay participant take into consideration Jones’ feedback in regards to the fanbase of his former group? Tonyan stated that “you’ll be able to say absolutely anything about any fan base,” and that he likes Jones’ ardour.
“It’s humorous. . . . JJ is slightly opinionated on that and I like that. I like that fireside in him,” Tonyan stated, h/t Pro Football Talk.
Robert Tonyan loves Justin Jones’ jab at Packers followers
Tonyan had spent his total profession within the NFC North. Regardless of signing with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana State, he was launched by the group. Tonyan would then be a part of the Packers and have become a fixture of their offense.
2020 was maybe Tonyan’s greatest season but, as he recorded 11 landing receptions, a career-high. Earlier than and since he had not recorded greater than two touchdowns in a single season.
This previous season, Tonyan recorded 53 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns on 67 targets by means of 17 video games (three begins).
Tonyan signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Bears. Whereas he’s on the opposite facet of the heated rivalry, he’s not alone. The tight finish has now reunited with Luke Getsy, his former passing sport coordinator and the present Bears offensive coordinator, extensive receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, and offensive guard Lucas Patrick.
This season, we are going to enter the “Jordan Love part” of the Packers-Bears rivalry. Bears followers will definitely be hoping that Love doesn’t “personal” the group as Rodgers did all through his prolonged tenure.