Tony Gonzalez: 'There is probably no chance of me coming back to play'

Tony Gonzalez retired last season after 17  years. (USATSI)
Tony Gonzalez retired last season after 17 years. (USATSI)

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.

2014 Thursday Night Football schedule
Date Week Game Time (ET) TV Location
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
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