Oh, boy. The AP is now reporting that Tony Gonzalez does indeed want out of Kansas City. This is definitely not good news. From the Associated Press:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Contrary to remarks by Kansas City owner Clark Hunt, Tony Gonzalez wants to be traded if the right deal can be made, a person close to the Pro Bowl tight end told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject, the person said Gonzalez was surprised that Hunt had said the Chiefs were definitely not going to trade their 10-time Pro Bowler.
“If the right deal can be made, Tony very much wants the Chiefs to trade him,” the person said. “Tony is not demanding a trade. Tony cherishes the time he’s spent with the Chiefs and he loves the way he’s always been treated by the fans there. But he knows of some other teams that would be interested in him and if the right deal can be made, he wants it to be made.”
Now, this is not coming directly from Tony, first of all. Second, the source clearly says that he isn’t “demanding a trade” from the Chiefs. Then there’s his trade value. If we all think long and hard and recall the 2008 trade deadline, we’ll remember that the most Tony G will probably net us in a trade is a third-rounder. Considering all of those things, I highly doubt No. 88 gets shipped out of K.C. Especially when Clark Hunt just said that he has no desire to move his Pro Bowl tight end.