Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez returned this season after his team went to the NFC Championship game. After signing running back Steven Jackson and making some moves, it looked like a better team and Gonzalez decided to put off retirement for one more season to make another run at a Super Bowl.
This season hasn’t gone as planned, and the Falcons have one of the league’s worst records. Still, Gonzalez wouldn’t change anything.
“I can’t complain about anything,” Gonzalez said, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Obviously, the Super Bowl — I’m sure those questions are going to be asked a lot more as it gets closer to the end. But for me, why would I want to change anything?
“Of course I want to win a Super Bowl, but at the same time I’m very happy with what I’ve accomplished and the relationships I’ve made over the years. Everything happens for a reason, and hopefully it makes me a better person in the process.”
“I’m never going to be able to put on these pads again,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a good, thing, too. It’s going to be sad, but at the same time, it’s going to be enlightening. It’s a whole new chapter waiting for me. I can say that I’m going to enjoy these last five weeks.”