Legendary tight end of the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs, Tony Gonzalez, will be playing in his final NFL game this weekend.
“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.”
Gonzalez will be honored in his final NFL game with a helmet that is half Falcons-half Chiefs. It is signed by Clark Hunt on the Chiefs side and Roger Goodell above the face mask. It doesn’t look like Falcons owner Arthur Blank has signed it yet though.
— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) December 27, 2013