ATLANTA — Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez informed the team on Tuesday that he will return for the 2013 season.
Gonzalez spent 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, before being traded to the Falcons for a second round draft pick in 2009. The future Hall of Fame TE will enter his fifth season in Atlanta.
After the Falcons’ loss in the NFC title game this year, Gonzalez insisted he was “95 percent” sure the 2012 season would be his last. The 37-year-old Gonzalez was lured back however, after Atlanta’s aggressive campaign to keep him. NFL.com posted details about his announcement to return, which Gonzalez confirmed via twitter.
Since being drafted 13th overall by the Chiefs in 1997, Gonzalez has been to 13 Pro Bowls. Arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history, Gonzalez is the all-time leader in a plethora of statistical categories, ESPN.com reported.