September 09, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; A Kansas City Chiefs fan shows his support of Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) (not pictured) before the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline 2013: Chiefs ‘Keeping An Eye’ On Tony Gonzalez

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly keeping an eye on Tony Gonzalez, as the NFL trade deadline approaches.


There are rumors swirling all over the NFL today as the trade deadline is just about an hour away. Ian Rapoport of has already reported that Gonzalez won’t be traded.

It is hard to know what to believe and we likely won’t find anything out for sure until the last minute.

The fact of the matter is, if the Atlanta Falcons get any kind of offer from Gonzalez and Gonzalez wants to go, there is absolutely no reason for them not to take it. Tony Gonzalez is not part of Atlanta’s future. The team is not going to make the playoffs and they have serious problems on the defensive side of the football. Dealing Gonzo would do nothing except give the Falcons more ammunition to reload with this offseason.

For Gonzo, this is one last chance to make a run at a championship. Returning to Kansas City makes sense for numerous reasons. At the very least, Gonzalez would get to finish his career where it started and retire a Chief. He would also get to go out on a team fighting to get to the Super Bowl.

If the Chiefs are willing to make a deal and Gonzalez really does want to return to KC, there is absolutely no reason for the Falcons not to make that happen.

If Cole’s report is correct, I think Gonzo will be a Chief by the end of the day.

But that is a very big “if.”

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  • Jason Seibel

    Anybody think Dorsey and Dimitrioff are on the phone right now?

  • sidibeke

    Just hard to tell with these GM’s. Too many let ego get in the way…Pioli, of course, but also the Mia GM who only wanted to deal this last draft if he could fleece his trading partner (looking at Oak).

    I was hoping Gonzo would come to KC in the offseason for a last hoorah. Wouldn’t it be great to see him dunk over the post in Arrowhead in the red and gold again? Or better yet, over the post at Invesco?

  • thabear04

    They cant take our 2nd round pick because the 49ers are going to get it. Only way Tony coming here is will be a 3rd or 4th round pick.

    • 2dogs

      Maybe a sixth. Wouldn’t give up anything better.

      • thabear04

        also its only half a season. only a few hours more to wait and see.