Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end of all time. After many pro-bowl seasons with the Chiefs, with no playoff wins or super bowl rings in sight, the Chiefs dealt Tony Gonzalez to Atlanta in 2008 for a second round pick. Last season saw Tony Gonzalez record his first ever post season win. Addicts, you guys know that Tony left to seek a super bowl. He hasn’t gotten it yet. The Chiefs are hurt and need another option for Smith to throw too. News has been circling around a trade back for Tony Gonzalez. I’ve found some interesting news about this.
The first actually showed up on ESPN.com. Writer Jeffri Chadiha wrote an article saying that the Chiefs absolutely need to get Tony Gonzalez. Chadiha summed up in his article that because the Chiefs are so injured at the tight end position, and because Dwayne Bowe isn’t getting any separation, and because of Alex Smith’s style of quarterback play, Tony G would be a great add on for the Chiefs. I agree, but at what price? If I were Chiefs’ General Manager John Dorsey and I had the opportunity I wouldn’t give up anything higher than a 5th for him. Sean McGrath has been playing well and we already will be losing out on a second round pick in 2014 because of the trade for Alex Smith.
Walter Cheripinsky, founder of Walterfootball.com wrote an interesting section on a bunch of trades that could happen before the deadline, including a trade for Tony Gonzalez. A fourth round pick would be pushing it, but I probably would not be against it. Rookie tight end Travis Kelce will be back next year to play for the Chiefs and Anthony Fasano will be back again this season.
The fact of the matter is whether John Dorsey feels like playing the waiting game. However, from what I have heard, Atlanta is not interested in trading Tony Gonzalez. NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling reports here that Tony Gonzalez has no interest in being traded back to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Falcons may have gotten bit by the injury bug, and while their season looks kind of grim, they aren’t done yet and Gonzalez doesn’t seem to think so either.
My opinion is that if the Chiefs have the opportunity to trade for Tony G they should take it if it is the right price. They could really use some help and with Smith’s style of play Gonzalez would fit right in and have another shot at a super bowl.
What do you think Addicts? Do you want to see Tony G back in a Chiefs uniform?