TE Gonzalez, Goodbye Kansas City Chiefs, Hello Atlanta Falcons!

April 28, 2009 at Kansas City, Missouri, Gonzalez put up a conference at a downtown hotel to bid farewell to the people of the city, most especially to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gonzales was previously chosen by the Chiefs during the 1st round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Started his professional career at 21, he had shown superb action in the field during his rookie season with the Chiefs with 33 receptions and 2 touchdowns, which actually helped the team to finish with the best record in the American Football Conference.

For more than a decade, TE had been part of the Chiefs family, and had been part of the city itself. Although he obviously resembles a mixed emotion about leaving the city, TE, on the other hand, do not have any ill feeling towards the Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and Gen. Manager Scott Pioli. Gonzalez, also told in the conference, that although they haven’t won a playoff game yet, still, he wouldn’t trade it with anything, pertaining to the team, and the city, where TE had found his niche for the last 11 years.

As Kansas City says “goodbye” to Gonzalez, will it be a “welcome” at Atlanta? As Gonzalez shown his melancholy about leaving the city, and stated that he feels anxious, scared, and even a little weird in being with the Falcons, will it be a positive reception for him as he arrives there? Will the people of Atlanta welcoming a stranger that they once considered as a contender? Nevertheless, despite of the anxiety, Gonzalez looks at the positive side of it. He even announced that he actually feels excited in going out there, to meet new people, in particular the players of Atlanta, and be a part of his new family.

Tony Gonzalez was traded by the Chiefs to the Atlanta Falcons on April 23, 2009, in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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