Chiefs rumors: Tony Gonzalez leaves CBS but wants to remain in broadcasting
By Matt Conner
Former Chiefs great Tony Gonzalez is walking away from a broadcasting run at CBS of three years, but says he wants to remain in the business.
Tony Gonzalez has plenty of insights and analysis to say as a broadcaster after an incredible Hall of Fame worthy career with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons. The former tight end has been a part of the broadcasting team on The NFL Today on CBS for the last three years, but now he says it’s time to leave in the hopes of doing so in the Los Angeles area.
Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch has the story of Gonzalez leaving, and while he chose to leave, CBS had already made moves to move on from Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe.
"“I have had an incredible and rewarding three years at CBS and wish it could be more, but traveling to New York each week during the season is not what is best for my family at this time,” Gonzalez said in a statement provided by CBS Sports. “While I hope to remain in broadcasting I will look to do so in the L.A. area. I can’t thank CBS enough for their support.”"
Gonzalez played 17 years in the NFL, 12 of those were spent in Kansas City. He retired as the Chiefs all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards and is a certain Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible next year.