After 17 seasons of putting together what likely will be a Hall of Fame career, former tight end Tony Gonzalez has joined the CBS team this year as an NFL analyst.
But that didn't stop multiple teams from calling him this offseason to see if he was interested in trying to win his first Super Bowl ring. While Gonzalez declined to name those squads during a CBS conference call on Thursday, it's interesting (and not at all surprising) that the 38-year-old still would draw interest.
But Gonzalez also made it clear that he doesn't want to play. Probably.
"There is probably no chance of me coming back to play," Gonzalez said. "I don't want to play anymore, to tell you the truth. I've had my fill."
Asked specifically about the Patriots possibly contacting him, Gonzalez -- even if he feels healthy after finishing last season with an 83-catch, 859-yard, eight-touchdown performance with the Falcons -- said he wasn't interested in chasing a ring.
"If it didn't happen up to this point," Gonzalez said, "it's not going to happen now."
Not everybody necessarily believes Gonzalez, though.
Tony Gonzalez translated: "Yes, I'd come back in Week 10 for a team that looks like they could win a Super Bowl"— Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls) August 28, 2014
|2014 Thursday Night Football schedule|
|Sep. 4||1||Green Bay at Seattle||8:30 p.m.||NBC||CenturyLink Field|
|Sep. 11||2||Pittsburgh at Baltimore||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Sep. 18||3||Tampa Bay at Atlanta||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||Georgia Dome|
|Sep. 25||4||N.Y. Giants at Washington||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||FedEx Field|
|Oct. 2||5||Minnesota at Green Bay||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||Lambeau Field|
|Oct. 9||6||Indianapolis at Houston||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||NRG Stadium|
|Oct. 16||7||N.Y. Jets at New England||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||Gillette Stadium|
|Oct. 23||8||San Diego at Denver||8:25 p.m.||CBS/NFL Network||Sports Authority Field|
|Oct. 30||9||New Orleans at Carolina||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||Bank of America Stadium|
|Nov. 6||10||Cleveland at Cincinnati||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Nov. 13||11||Buffalo at Miami||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||Sun Life Stadium|
|Nov. 20||12||Kansas City at Oakland||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||O.co Coliseum|
|Nov. 27||13||Seattle at San Francisco||8:30 p.m.||NBC (Thanksgiving night)||Levi's Stadium|
|Dec. 4||14||Dallas at Chicago||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||Soldier Field|
|Dec. 11||15||Arizona at St. Louis||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||Edward Jones Dome|
|Dec. 18||16||Tennessee at Jacksonville||8:25 p.m.||NFL Network||EverBank Field|
|There are no Thursday games in Week 17.|