Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was almost positive last season was going to be his final season. After getting to the NFC Championship game and almost going to the Super Bowl, Gonzalez spent the summer reflecting and ultimately decided to return for one more season, and one more shot at a Super Bowl.
No one can fault his thought process, everyone expected the Falcons to perform well and contend in the NFC playoffs this year. Unfortunately, their season has gone the opposite route. Right now, the Falcons sit at 2-5 fresh off a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
“This is devastating,” Gonzalez said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This puts us way behind the eight ball as far as the playoffs are concerned. I think our more immediate concern is winning a game against a good team. It was good that we got the win [against Tampa Bay] last week, but the Buccaneers haven’t even won a game this year.”
Some have speculated that the Falcons should consider trading Gonzalez to a team with Super Bowl aspirations, for instance his former team , the Chiefs, who are undefeated.
“It’s up to them,” Gonzalez said. “If that’s what they want to do and that’s in the best interest of the team, then that’s up to them. It isn’t going to come from me. I’m not the one asking for a trade. I love Atlanta. I love playing with these guys.”