Tony Gonzalez Trade, Falcons Soar Higher!


Published: April 23, 2009


... in 2010 for the perennial pro-bowler. Both teams come out winners in the deal, with the Falcons getting the immediate benefit. Let's take a look at both sides and the impact the trade will have.

The Kansas City Chiefs are in rebuilding mode and can definitely use more draft picks. Even though the pick is next year it will still help the Chiefs. The loss of Gonzalez on the field as their TE will definitely be felt but how much is yet to be seen.

One thing is for certain: Gonzalez is a class act, and even though he wanted to be traded, he didn't (and wouldn't have) cause the Chiefs trouble like other crybabies in the league. However, when a player isn't happy, his production on the field usually declines (a la Randy Moss in Oakland, Chad Johnson in Cincy).

The Falcons definitely came out good on the deal. Gonzalez is another weapon for Matt Ryan on offense and will also help with the run game. The addition of Gonzalez will make teams think twice about stacking the...

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