Oct 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline Passes, Chiefs Do Nothing

The 2013 NFL trade deadline has passed and it appears as though the Kansas City Chiefs did not make any moves.

There was some late speculation that the Chiefs were keeping an eye on Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez but nothing ever materialized. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Falcons never intended to deal Gonzo and they stuck to their guns.

There is no way to know what wen to down today. It may be that no teams offered the Falcons anything for Gonzalez. That said, if there was an offer on the table and the Falcons scoffed at it, well, they’re fools.

Atlanta’s season is over. While it isn’t impossible for the Falcons to make the playoffs, it is very improbable. If the were able to get something, anything for Gonzalez, they should have taken it.

HE’ll never admit it but I wouldn’t be surprised if Gonzalez is very disappointed. The future Hall of Famer came back for one more ride in hopes finally making it to the Super Bowl. Atlanta was a preseason favorite but now the team sits at 2-5.

A Gonzalez return to Kansas City would have been magical but Chiefs fans shouldn’t be too bummed. The team is 8-0 with the players it has.

Unless Gonzalez gets cut, it looks like he will finish his career with Atlanta.

But hopefully he’ll retire a Chief.


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  • Blake Molina

    Probably a case of Atlanta asking too much. With a deeper draft this year, I wouldn’t to give up much more than a 6th rounder and Kevin Brock to ATL for a couple months of Tony’s services. I’d love to have him back, but the head has to overrule the heart

    • toperspective

      That’s right. The Chiefs are already without the 2nd rounder so it didn’t make sense to trade a high pick for a 8 game rental.

  • Chris Tarrants

    It is what it is, it would have been a feel good story but time to move on and make this team better from within

  • Danny W

    I don’t think Tony wanted the change frankly and I think Atlanta honored it. That’s my stab at it. I don’t know and frankly don’t think he was this teams missing link or something.