Jay Glazer over at FOXSports.com spoke with tight end Tony Gonzalez shortly after he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons:
“It’s somewhat bittersweet. I love Kansas City. I grew up in Kansas City. The city means a lot to me. I got there when I turned 21. It will be sad to leave a city I love. But I’m looking forward to making a Super Bowl run in Atlanta every year for the next three or four years. With Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Roddy White and now myself, we have the chance to be in the top 5 in the league in offense every year. How could I not be excited to join that team?
“(Chiefs GM) Scott (Pioli) and (head coach) Todd (Haley) told me a little bit ago and there were nothing but positives. I think this is something that will help them because they are rebuilding. There was no bitterness at all from either side.”
Wait a minute… for the next three or four years?? It’s one thing if he only wanted to play two more years and really wanted to win a Super Bowl before he retired. But I don’t think it’s unrealistic to think the Chiefs could be a Super Bowl contender within three to four years. It’s good to hear there’s no bitterness on the way out the door, but TG will have to explain why he wasn’t willing to try and be a part of this massive turn around in Kansas City over the next four seasons.