If it is the last game for 16-year pro Tony Gonzalez, he certainly didn't go out with a whimper. The Falcons tight end racked up eight catches for 78 yards and a score in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. After the game, Gonzalez certainly sounded like someone not planning on returning for a 17th year.
“It's probably the last time I'm going to wear that uniform,” Gonzalez said after the game, according to the team's website. “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.”
Despite never reaching the Super Bowl in his career with the Falcons and Chiefs, Gonzalez was adament that he would have no regrets when remembering his career.
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“I don't want anybody out there to feel sorry for me,” Gonzalez told the website. “I've had a great ride -- an unbelievable ride. A great career, from the Falcons to the Chiefs, it's been awesome. I have no regrets. Not one.”
Gonzalez will go down as the greatest tight end in history, and his 1,242 catches are second to only Jerry Rice.
Though he was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl this season, Gonzalez reportedly told the team's website that he will probably not be attending.
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