Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) stiff arms New York Jets safety Dawan Landry (26) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The Falcons’ season is over.
It has been over since the Falcons were outscored by the St. Louis Rams in the second half of the Week 2 game 21-3. It is a historic collapse for an Atlanta franchise who was all in for the 2013 Super Bowl.
The Falcons have a 1-4 record, including losses to the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and New York Jets. What is even worse for the franchise is a season-ending surgery for their star wide out Julio Jones. Talking with fellow Falcons fans, it is evident the frustration level is at an all time high. It must be even more frustrating for Hall of Fame Tight End Tony Gonzalez.
Tony Gonzalez decided to bypass retirement for another shot at a Super Bowl. There is no doubt this news was thrilling for Falcons fans. Falcons fans are huge supporters of the man who helped bring Atlanta to an NFC Championship, and there is nothing more we would want then to see Tony win a Super Bowl. As I have discussed, there is no chance the Falcons can win a Super Bowl this year. We owe Gonzalez the chance to go to a team where he can get his first Super Bowl ring.
It is time for this Hall of Fame player to get what he deserves. If Gonzalez wants to move to a contending team, Thomas Dimitroff needs to move him to a contending team. He still has worth to teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, his former team, or the New England Patriots who love tight ends.
Tony Gonzalez could possibly bring us a third or fourth round pick, depending on the buyer. The best thing to do is to compile draft picks, and Tony can help is with that task. Whether he stays or goes, I will always love Tony Gonzalez for being a loyal, respected, well rounded man who has proved to be a great role model for hundreds of people.