There has been plenty of talk about it for sometime, and today, all-time leading Chiefs tight end is no longer a member of red, instead, he’ll be a member of the birds of Atanta. Gonzalez, who has been the talk of trade rumors for almost a year, has been traded from Kansas City to Atlanta.
Various media outlets report that the Falcons have given up a second-round pick in next year’s draft for Gonzlaez’s services. “It’s somewhat bittersweet,” Gonzalez told Fox Sports. “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. ”
The tight end has only played for KC his entire career, and the 10-time Pro Bowler is still an effective target, as he caught 96 passes for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. “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,” Gonzalez told Fox. “How could I not be excited to join that team?”
Gonzalez told Fox he left Kansas City on positive terms. “There was no bitterness at all from either side,” he said