Thursday, April 23, 2009

Don't Go Tony!

What a sad day in Chiefs land... see report below.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have traded Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons, according to a spokesman for the team.

A news release said Gonzalez was traded in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2010 NFL draft.
“On behalf of my family and the Chiefs, I want to thank Tony for his time in Kansas City,” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said in the news release. “Over the last 12 seasons, Tony has been one of the finest players in Chiefs history, and he will always be remembered as a member of the Chiefs. His play on the field speaks for itself -- he holds almost every major NFL record for tight ends, and he is arguably the best to ever play his position. We wish him the best in Atlanta.”

“From an organizational as well as personal standpoint there are mixed emotions,” said Scott Pioli, general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, in announcing the trade. “I have the highest personal and professional respect for Tony and consider him to be a future Pro Football Hall of Famer.”
Gonzalez holds the NFL career record for tight ends with 916 receptions, 10,940 receiving yards, 76 receiving TDs and 26 100-yard receiving games, totals that are the highest of any player in Kansas City history in all of those respective categories.
Gonzalez played in 188 regular-season games for Kansas City.

1 comment:

mariehahn13 said...

Sad, sad day. He will be missed.