While there are still a lot of people out there who firmly believe that probably the best tight end to ever play the game of football, Tony Gonzalez, may in fact not be retiring and will play next season, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is not one of them.
When asked by ESPN whether or not he believed that Gonzalez could make a return at any point next season, Dimitroff pointed out that he believes that his former tight end is indeed done and will be beginning his career with a microphone in his hands rather than a football.
“I believe Tony Gonzalez has retired and heβll have a fantastic career in the media business,ββ Dimitroff said simply.
This particular conversation stems from comments that Gonzalez made recently to ESPN the Magazine in which he didn’t completely rule out a late-season return to the Falcons next season if they can get themselves back in the position of potentially playing for a Super Bowl–one accomplishment that Gonzalez did not conquer in his storied career.
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