NFL rumors have Tony Gonzalez ready to play another season with the Atlanta Falcons. Gonzalez gives the Falcons a much-needed weapon on offense and keeps Matt Ryan's line strong for the 2013 NFL season. According to a report from ESPN on Tuesday (March 12), Gonzalez opted to not officially retire from the game in order to make one last run at a Super Bowl title with this Falcons roster.
Gonzalez finished with eight catches for 72 yards in the NFC Championship Game, but the team came up just short against the San Francisco 49ers. During the regular season, Gonzalez had caught 93 passes for 930 yards and eight touchdowns, making him one of the most successful tight ends in the league once again. USA Today recently called Gonzalez the best tight end in the NFL, showing that even at 36 years old he still has a lot to offer on the field.
Exact parameters of the new deal between Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons have not yet been released, but NFL rumors seem to indicate that it is definitely going to be just a one-year deal. It gives the Falcons and Gonzalez one last chance to go after that Super Bowl title before he retires and then eventually gets invited to join the NFL Hall of Fame.
Fantasy football owners will want to play close attention, because this news again makes Gonzalez one of the more valuable tight ends to pick up in drafts.
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