The Atlanta Falcons have one of the league’s most productive tight ends in the league with in 37-year-old Tony Gonzalez. He has 71 catches for 740 yards this season and seven touchdowns. He was sure that he’d retire after that 2012 season, he came back and is positive that he’ll retire for real this offseason.
“I could keep playing,” Gonzalez said Thursday, via The Sacramento Bee. “I know I could. But it’s over.”
Ending his career after a NFC Championship game would’ve been a lot more appealing than after this season. Still Gonzalez isn’t questioning his decision and says he can’t complain about anything.”
“I’m sure those questions are going to be asked a lot more as it gets closer to the end,” Gonzalez said, via The Kansas City Star. “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.”