Honestly, I thought this was going to swing the other way, but it appears that after long thought and discussion on the matter that Tony Gonzalez will be returning to the Atlanta Falcons for one more playoff run. Gonzalez was very productive last year and no one seems to think he will have any drop off next year.
“After discussing it with my family and really, truly struggling with this decision, I informed the Falcons I would like to return for one more shot,” the future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez told Fox Sports.
Gonzalez later posted on twitter regarding his return, which should ease the minds of many Falcons’ fans who were worried they had seen their beloved tight end for the last time.
“I’m happy to say that after speaking with my family, I’m coming back,” he wrote. “The lure of being on such a great team and organization, along with unbelievable fan support was too good to pass up. We have a great shot to get to the Super Bowl, RISE UP ATLANTA!”
This is a huge get for the Falcons who would have had some huge shoes to fill if Gonzalez had retired. He won his first career playoff game this winter and as a long time fan of Gonzalez, here’s hoping that the Falcons send him off in style.