Losing Tony Gonzalez ………
Tight end Tony Gonzalez is a surefire, first-ballot Hall of Famer. No tight end in the history of the NFL has caught more passes (1,242) or tallied more receiving yards (14,268) than Gonzalez, who ranks second and seventh, respectively of all receivers in the history of the league in those categories.
When Gonzalez officially retires—and it really seems like it is a matter of when not if—it’s going to drastically change the landscape of the Atlanta Falcons offense.
After Sunday’s NFC Championship loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Gonzalez stood at his locker and was truly emotional.
“That’s probably going to be the last time I wear that uniform, or football pads and cleats,” said Gonzalez. “I didn’t want to take it off, tell you the truth. All good things come to an end, and like I said all season long, this is probably my last one.”
Whether you wanted to believe it or not, all season Gonzalez has been preparing everyone for this impending moment. Unless something dramatic happens in the near future, Gonzalez will never suit up in the NFL again. Read More