Tony Gonzalez will play in the last game of his Hall of Fame caliber NFL career on Sunday. This time, his retirement is for real.
Gonzalez flirted with retirement last year, but he ultimately decided to join the Atlanta Falcons in hopes of winning a Super Bowl. Although the 37-year-old was unable to achieve that goal, there is no debating he is one of the greatest tight ends to ever touch a football. On Sunday, the Falcons will honor Gonzalez with a Falcons/Chiefs combination helmet.
Gonzalez was still plenty effective this season, hauling in 79 passes for 803 yards and eight touchdowns. He has missed just three games in is entire 17-year career. However, Gonzalez said in a recent interview that he has committed to hanging up the cleats for good and has no regrets. Gonzo paved the way for pass-catching tight ends to become such a major part of the NFL offense. He’s a lock for Canton.
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