Could Tony Gonzalez end up back on the Chiefs roster to finish off his career?
When Tony Gonzalez talked to ESPN late Monday night he stated that he would never ask or demand for a trade, but if the Falcons felt it was right to trade him to a contender to get him a shot to be in a Super Bowl, he would be open to it.
“I totally understand it,” Gonzalez told ESPN.com late Monday night. “Everybody out there needs to understand that I’m not naive to it. I see it, too. This is the last [nine] weeks of my career. And right now, things are looking … you never know.
“But, like I said, I love my guys on this team too much to go ask for a trade. It would be something that would come from them where they said, ‘Hey, it makes sense because we could get something good for you and send you to a team that’s a contender.’ So I understand the thought process behind that.”
Gonzalez even referenced a comment made by one television analyst.
“When Jimmy Johnson says that it would be respectful of [the Falcons], I see that,” Gonzalez said about Johnson, the Fox analyst who said the Falcons should sit down with Gonzalez and ask him whether he wants to play for a contender. “And like I said, if that’s something they wanted to do and they asked me, then, yeah, I would listen to them, of course. Yes, I would sit down with them.
“You’ve always got to listen to them in anything. I don’t care if you’re not open to it or [are], you still listen and see what’s up.”
If that happens, I could see Tony Gonzalez wanting to go back to the Chiefs. Could you imagine Tony getting a ring for the team that he once led? What a great accomplishment, he deserves it Atlanta, make it happen.