Chiefs Trade Tony Gonzalez

Apr 23, 2009

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Jay Glazer got his mojo back.  After being trumped by ESPN most of the preseason, the Fox Sports NFL Writer broke one of the biggest stories of the offseason.  The Chiefs have parted ways with future Hall of Fame Tight End Tony Gonzalez.  They sent him to Atlanta for a Second Round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Gonzo wasn’t really a fit in Todd Haley’s Offense.  He joins a star-studded cast in Atlanta that features Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, and Roddy White.  While he will experience more team success in Atlanta, his fantasy value took a hit.  He will no longer be the top option on Offense.  Actually, aside from Matt Ryan, all of the Falcon skill position players take a little hit. Gonzo is great in the red zone so Turner could yield some TDs to him.  Roddy and Michael Jenkins have the NFL’s most productive Tight End in the mix to vie for Matt Ryan’s attention.  The move virtually ensures that Atlanta will focus on Defense with the 24th overall pick.

In Kansas City they just lost the face of their franchise.  Dwayne Bowe should play an even bigger role in 2009, which should allow him to build upon the 86 reception, 1022 yard, 7 TD season he turned in for the Chiefs last year.  Bobby Engram and Mark Bradley should pick up the slack of Gonzo’s departure.

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