12 Reasons  Robert Tonyan joined the Bears after serving with the Packers 

Robert Tonyan chose to leave the Green Bay Packers in free agency after beginning his NFL career with them for the first five years.  

Many were surprised when the seasoned tight end decided to sign with NFC North rival Chicago Bears. 

Yet, Robert Tonyan's decision to sign with the Bears in free agency did not surprise people close to him.  

Tonyan, who is from McHenry, Illinois, has always been a Bears supporter. It was an easy choice to join his old squad when given the chance. 

Tonyan talked with the media about his choice to sign with the Bears on Friday.

I spent my entire childhood playing for the Bears in my head. I'm just really excited to be here, Tonyan remarked, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. 

Those close to Robert Tonyan were not shocked by his choice to sign with the Bears in free agency, though. 

Tonyan, who hails from McHenry, Illinois, has consistently supported the Bears. When given the chance, it was an easy decision to re-join his old team.

During the Packers' 2020 campaign, Robert Tonyan made a big impression. 

He participated in all 16 games of the season, finishing with 52 receptions for 586 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Tonyan was ready to play a significant part in the upcoming 2021 season. Unfortunately, injuries only allowed him to make a total of eight appearances. 

I imagined myself playing for the Bears my entire life. Tonyan said, "I'm just incredibly pleased to be here," as reported by Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.