While Tony Gonzalez hasn’t played for the Kansas City Chiefs for some time, that won’t ease the pain of their legendary tight end suggesting that the Denver Broncos will go undefeated.
Gonzalez, who says the temptation to come out of retirement is still strong, is getting ready to embark on his first season of NFL analyst work with CBS Sports. He’s apparently come out with guns blazing as he believes that not only will the Denver Broncos finish the season with a perfect record, they won’t ever lose as they’ll defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
Gonzalez’s call: The Broncos will join the Patriots as the only unbeaten team in a 16-game regular season.
“I think it’s going to be a Denver-Seattle rematch in the Super Bowl,” Gonzalez said. “And I would go with Denver this time. Giving Peyton two shots at it, to go against the same team, I’ll take Peyton. He didn’t have his All-Pro left tackle [Ryan Clady] against them last year [in Seattle's 43-8 romp] and they didn’t have their right corner [Chris Harris].”
There’s no doubt (assuming Peyton Manning remains healthy) the Denver Broncos will be among the NFL elite, though a suggestion of going undefeated might be a little over the top. We’ve seen just how difficult that is and while the Broncos look even better on paper than last season, not taking at least one game on the chin seems unlikely.
Do you agree with Tony Gonzalez, FanSided? Or do you think the eventual Hall of Fame tight end is off his rocker?