It looks like Tony Gonzalez isn’t about to ride off into the sunset just yet…
Despite hinting at retirement last season, the 37-year-old part-Mexican pro football star has reportedly changed his tune.
The reason? A $7 million contract and a reduced training camp schedule.
The Atlanta Falcons tight end, a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and 10-time All-Pro, has apparently told people he’ll be back for one more season with the Falcons, according to Fox Sports.
“I was done, I thought I had my mind made up,” Gonzalez told Fox Sports. “This whole year I knew it would be my last but the way our final game ended and talking to the guys in the locker room, in the end it was too difficult of a way for me to step away from the game.”
Gonzalez was in tears at the end of last season as his team lost in the NFC Championship game to the San Francisco 49ers.
Only one week before that heartbreaking loss, Gonzalez was part of his first playoff victory in his 17-year career.
Gonzalez was intent last season on focusing on his family. But he says he’s hoping to achieve the one thing that has eluded him in his career so far.
“I am coming back for one reason and one reason only,” he told Fox Sports. “The chance to win a Super Bowl.”