The Atlanta Falcons are reeling. With a 1-4 record, the Falcons received word on Wednesday that WR Julio Jones might miss the remainder of the 2013 season. With Roddy White banged up, TE Tony Gonzalez is the primary offensive weapon moving forward. Playing in the last year of his Hall of Fame career, would the Atlanta Falcons trade Tony Gonzalez. If so, would the Kansas City Chiefs be interested?
The Chiefs have gotten off to a remarkable start at 5-0. The team is playing some smothering, aggressive defense, but could use some more talent on the offensive side of the ball. Kansas City could use an upgrade at the tight end position. Tony Moeaki will miss the entire season with a fractured shoulder. Anthony Fasano has struggled to get on the field while battling knee and ankle issues. First-year Sean McGrath is the leading pass catcher at tight end for the Chiefs with just 15 receptions for 180 yards and a score.
Gonzalez is still playing at a high level. He came back for the 2013 season in order to try to reach the Super Bowl. Those prospects are looking increasingly bleak with the Falcons this season. Why wouldn’t the Falcons be classy and try to trade him to a team that is actually contending this year and what better team than the one he started his storied career with.
Gonzalez came into the league in 1997 and played 12 seasons for the Chiefs. In 12 years, he only missed two games. He scored 76 touchdowns for the Chiefs during that span.
The Chiefs could use his help this season and how great would it be for him to return to the team that drafted him 13th overall in the 1997 draft. He is the consummate professional and a fan favorite in Kansas City. It would be a great ending to a tremendous career.