Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez is currently participating in his 14th career Pro Bowl. Last year we thought Gonzalez was officially done with the football but was talked out of retirement by his Atlanta Falcons teammates.
They claimed that they had some unfinished business to attend to, but did nothing but fall flat on their faces this year as they finished near the bottom of the division.
Now according to Vaughn McClure on Twitter, Tony Gonzalez said that he won’t be talked out of retirement during a pre-Pro Bowl interview with former quarterback Doug Flutie.
Once again, Tony Gonzalez reiterates that he won’t be talked out of retirement in pre-Pro Bowl interview with Doug Flutie. He’s `at peace.”
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) January 27, 2014
Gonzalez had his receptions and receiving yards drop this year after recording 930 receiving yards off 93 receptions in 2012. This year Gonzalez brought in 83 receptions for nearly 860 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Tony was unable to record a 1,000 yard receiving year in the five years he spent with the Atlanta Falcons.
His last 1,000 yard year was in 2008, his final year with the Kansas City Chiefs. At least we get to watch him play one final time before he officially walks off into the sunset.