Apparently, it looks like the Cardinals are a late participant in the Tony Gonzalez battle royal. Tony playing alongside Fitz and Quan would be downright scary. Kurt Warner would party like it’s 1999–in the STL. It also looks like a deal will be struck. I think that’s the case. Really, it would be hard to go back at this point. From our friends over at Warpaint Illustrated:
At noon today, according to an NFL source, the Arizona Cardinals have inquired about trading for Gonzalez. According to that source, the Cardinals are unhappy with the play of both Leonard Pope and Ben Patrick. It’s not known how serious the interest might be, but the Cardinals need another receiving threat and Gonzalez would provide that.
Warpaint Illustrated.com has also confirmed that an unidentified fifth team is in the mix. Currently the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills are also competing for Gonzalez.
Of those teams, reportedly the Giants have approached the Chiefs with the most serious offer. However per our source, “no team is willing to give the Chiefs multiple picks for Gonzalez.”
That does not bode well for Kansas City’s hopes of acquiring the multiple-pick package they’ve been seeking per earlier reports. However, our source did expect a deal would be struck today, and the fact that the Chiefs moved back their 2:00 PM press conference to 3:00 PM today to coincide with the trade deadline favors that.
Cards deal? Any deal at all before the deadline?