A little story from our friends over at Arrowhead Pride.
Frank Boal of FOX4 in Kansas City is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs have rejected a trade offer from the Atlanta Falcons for tight end Tony Gonzalez. The offer was for the Falcons' 55th overall pick according to Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post.
It's been a little while since I have seen a lobbying fan post for Gonzalez and I'd like us to revisit the topic since it's in the news. Rumors said that the Eagles did make an offer of some sort last season so let's hope FO hasn't turned a blind eye on the idea.
Of all the dreamy scenarios to acquire a front line weapon for McNabb, I think Gonzalez would make the most sense of any considered this offseason. We're going to get by at WR without the likes of a Boldin, Moore or Edwards. Gonzalez is a weapon that can play a significant role at the TE position where we currently have one quality player rostered. If we traded for Gonzalez and picked up a smaller school project TE in the middle/later rounds we could really get this train rolling with a RB from the draft.
Gonzalez would provide a front line offensive player with good hands, an older guy who is still a real red zone threat and a big target. His blocking at TE is better than anyone we have in the roster and better than any prospect in the draft, save for Pettigrew.
So what's it going to cost? Assuming they turned down the 55th overall pick, use that as a floor. Eagles have the ammunition to make something happen. If we offered our 28th, our 2nd and 5th for Gonzalez and KC's 2nd, I think it would be something KC would have to consider as they rebuild. And I think it's something we could stomach on our end, with the ability to stil come out of the first two rounds with a lineman and a RB.