ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on this morning’s SportsCenter that impending free agent TE Tony Gonzalez is beginning to “waver” on his plans to retire.
“I’m told virtually everyone in the Falcons’ organization has been campaigning for Gonzalez to make one more Super Bowl run,” said Werder, via Rotoworld.com. “And I’m told that he’s beginning to waver. The people who have spoken to him seem to believe that they’re making progress. In fact, one player close to Gonzalez told me ‘I think, if the circumstances are right, that Tony Gonzalez will return.'”
The Falcons have said that they’re willing to give Gonzalez as much time as he needs to decide whether or not he’ll be returning for another season. Clearly, he can still play at a very high level in spite of his advanced age.
A previous report indicated that other NFL teams could show interest in Gonzalez if he were to return for another season, but it’s doubtful that he would consider playing for anyone other than the Falcons.
There seems at least a reasonable chance that he’ll be back for another season. We have Gonzalez listed as our No. 33 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.