With Tony Gonzalez delaying retirement another season, let’s take a look at his fantasy prospects in 2013.
From Adam Rainbolt (@adamrainbolt);
There are three guarantees in life; Death, Taxes and Tony Gonzalez as a top-10 tight end. Outside of his rookie year in 1997, Gonzalez has ranked in the top-10 the past 15 seasons and in the top-5 the past two. It appeared retirement was eminent after a brutal loss in the NFC Title game; even Gonzalez himself said he was “95% sure” 2012 would be his last season.
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Good news for the Falcons and NFL diehards, as he will return for his 13th season and we have little doubt that his production will be anything less than the usual from #88.
Adam’s Prediction (3/13/2013): 85 catches, 900 yards and 9 TDs and remains the cream of the tight end crop
From Regan Yant (@reganfp);
Man is this guy starting to sound Brett Favre-ish. We thought you were 97% sure? I don’t blame Tony Gonzalez for wanting to come back. Last year was the first time he had ever won a playoff game in his entire career! To finally taste playoff victory after having arguably the greatest career for a tight end ever, only to come up short in the Super Bowl quest would leave a bad taste in my mouth and have me craving for more. The Atlanta Falcons are primed and loaded for another run at the Lombardi Trophy, why not give it one last shot? I don’t have Atlanta as my Super Bowl favorite, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up on top. If anybody deserves to ride off into the sunset with a championship, it’s Tony Gonzalez.
Regan’s Prediction (3/12/2013): 91 catches, 878 yards and 8 TDs putting him right back in the top 5