It’s been mentioned on the radio and apparently rumors are circulating (thanks, drewman and Scott), but all I could dig up on the rumored Tony Gonzalez trade between the Chiefs and the Giants was this hypothetical scenario proposed by FOX Sports‘ Jay Glazer:
Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez to the Giants: Why would a team trade a man many consider the greatest tight end of all time? The Chiefs are rebuilding and by the time they turn around their fortunes, Gonzalez’s time in this league could be over. Why let his career end on a rebuilding team? He and team President Carl Peterson are extremely close. If they can find a trade that would work for all parties, it would actually be quite honorable for a team executive to not hold a player hostage in his final years on a rebuilding team. Get something for him to assist with the rebuilding process. He’ll forever be loved in KC regardless.
The Giants are the perfect fit as they’d provide Eli Manning with one of the most reliable targets in the league. Between Gonzalez and Plaxico Burress, their red-zone threat would be downright scary. The Giants should take the second- and fifth-round picks they got for Jeremy Shockey’s trade and offer them to the Chiefs for Gonzalez. Shockey for Gonzo? Who doesn’t do that?
I don’t think this would happen, but it should. Not all fans agree with me, but it’s the best thing for the franchise and one of its best, most loyal players ever to don the Red and Gold. It makes a ton of sense for the Giants, too. In my opinion, his addition would make the G-Men the favorites.
Addicts, what do you think about the possibility of us moving Tony G before the deadline hits next Tuesday?