FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Tony Gonzalez understands the logic behind all of the trade speak.
The Atlanta Falcons tight end realizes plenty of folks need to see him stroll away from the NFL wearing his first Tremendous Bowl ring. That would clarify the 37-12 months-old’s willingness to address trade rumors, even when the subject has turn out to be a recurring distraction for the 2-5 Falcons.
Tony Gonzalez says he is not asking to say goodbye to the Atlanta Falcons because the trade deadline nears.
“I completely understand it,” Gonzalez told ESPN.com late Monday night. “All people out there needs to know that I am not naive to it. I see it, too. That is the last [nine] weeks of my profession. And right now, issues are wanting.. you by no means know.
“However, like I mentioned, I really like my guys on this staff an excessive amount of to go ask for a trade. It would be one thing that would come from them the place they stated, ‘Hey, it is smart as a result of we might get something good for you and ship you to a workforce that’s a contender.’ So I perceive the thought course of behind that.”
Gonzalez even referenced a comment made by one tv analyst.
“When Jimmy Johnson says that it will be respectful of [the Falcons], I see that,” Gonzalez mentioned about Johnson, the Fox analyst who mentioned the Falcons should sit down with Gonzalez and ask him whether he wants to play for a contender. “And like I stated, if that is one thing they wanted to do and so they requested me, then, yeah, I would take heed to them, after all. Yes, I’d sit down with them.
“You have at all times got to take heed to them in something. I don’t care if you happen to’re not open to it or [are], you still hear and see what’s up.”
The Falcons have made it clear they haven’t any intentions of trading Gonzalez. Coach Mike Smith known as the concept “preposterous” whereas general manager Thomas Dimitroff absolutely supported his coach’s stance. The need not to commerce Gonzalez goes all the way to the top of the group.
But what if a crew such because the undefeated Chiefs, who’ve made it clear they would take Gonzalez back with opened arms, makes an offer to get Gonzalez out of Atlanta earlier than Tuesday’s commerce deadline?
“We’ll know by  o’clock tomorrow,” Gonzalez mentioned. “But, like I stated, I’m not going to be the one to go asking for a trade. It must come from them.”
Gonzalez remains to be owed $three.7 million this season. The Falcons acquired him in 2010 from the Chiefs in exchange for a second-round draft choose. That pick ended up being Javier Arenas, now a backup cornerback and kick returner for the Arizona Cardinals.
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