“It’s probably the last time I’m going to wear that uniform,” Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said, choking up. “I didn’t want to take it off, to tell you the truth. All good things come to an end and, like I said all season long, this is probably my last one. What an unbelievable ride.”
Gonzalez wouldn’t definitively say that this would be his final season after the game, but added that his mind is “pretty much” made up on the subject. Since the offseason, Gonzalez has contended that he’s 95 percent sure he’s going to retire and that, once the season ended, he’d take some time and talk it over with his family.
This certainly sounds like someone who has already made up his mind, but he did leave the door open for a potential return. He has lost a step over the years, but has maybe the best hands of any tight end in the league. He would be a top 5 fantasy TE if returned for another season.