Former Kansas City Chiefs great and future Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez maintained through most of last season that 2012 would be his last in the NFL.
Now it is looking as though Gonzalez may be having a change of heart.
Tony Gonzalez hasn’t publicly declared that he will return for a 17th NFL season, but here’s another sign that he apparently is leaning in that direction: The Atlanta Falcons tight end has given his agent, Tom Condon, the green light to talk to the team about a new contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because the talks have not been made public.
With the free-agent market to open at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, the Falcons could use some clarity about the status their all-pro tight end, who is contemplating retirement. Gonzalez’s previous contract has expired.
Gonzalez, who was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 by former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, has been chasing a Super Bowl. Tony came as close to the big game as he ever had been last season, when the Falcons made it to the NFC Championship game. Last season was also the first time Tony was part of a playoff victory.
Currently Gonzalez is a free agent but it appears as though he won’t be returning to the Chiefs. Tony wants a ring and his best chance of landing one is probably re-upping with Atlanta for one more year.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you want to see Tony play another season?