Tony Gonzalez to replace Vernon Davis in Pro Bowl

AP

Tony Gonzalez will have one more football game to play after all.

According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gonzalez has been named to the Pro Bowl roster to replace San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

Davis was one of several 49ers players to opt out of playing in the game after seeing their season conclude with a 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship on Sunday.

Gonzalez is retiring from the NFL after what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career. Gonzalez has made the Pro Bowl in 14 of his 17 seasons in the league.

Gonzalez ranks first all-time among NFL tight ends in receptions (1,321), receiving yards (15,071) and touchdown receptions (111).

14 responses to “Tony Gonzalez to replace Vernon Davis in Pro Bowl

  1. I guess I was wrong, because I thought and understood that “Tony Gonzalez had all ready retired, like right at the end of the regular season. WOW, guess I was wrong again,right ?

  2. and holds the record for best slam dunk touchdown celebration!!!

    his career was groundshaking, fied rattling, upright bending… simply amazing….

    …except against the soon to be Superbowl 48 champions!
    Shutdown Sherman! Superbowl MVP!

  3. Bon voyage to another true great. From him to Ray Lewis, John Lynch, Brett Favre, Brian Urlacher, peyton manning, Tom Brady, randy Moss, James Harrison, and the list goes on. but the NFLs old school elite are all slowly fading, if not faded completely into the abyss. Very soon it’s gonna be all the Luck’s, and Griffin the 3rds we have left. Sad story. Football will never be the same.

  4. Well that just might get me to watch (some of) that game. One last shot at seeing this great classy player. Wish he could have picked up a ring along the way, but it doesn’t diminish his legacy.

  5. Sentimental garbage … he took the season off, and was a part of the Falcons dismal showing. He retired last year.

  6. It’s slightly unbelievable that he didn’t make the PB on his own. He didn’t have a banner year but c’mon…this is Tony Gonzo in his final season we’re talking about.

  7. Tony Gonzalez’ stats are comparable to “Jesus in Cleats” himself Jerry Rice, and he is a tight end. Receptions #2 behind Rice; yards #5 behind Rice, Owens, Moss & Bruce; and #6 in receiving TD’s. He is without a doubt a first ballot Hall of Famer. Forget tight end, whose numbers he leads by thousands of miles to his nearest competitor, he is one of the best receivers of all time. Wow. And as consistent as rain.

    @floratiotime, you sir do not have an idea what you are talking about. Do you watch football or do you just skim through it? He was only 10 catches and 81 yards off of last year’s Pro-Bowl numbers, and that for a last place Falcons team.

  8. @floratiotime, you sir do not have an idea what you are talking about. Do you watch football or do you just skim through it? He was only 10 catches and 81 yards off of last year’s Pro-Bowl numbers, and that for a last place Falcons team.

    Garbage time stats. He skipped pre-season basically and did zero to prepare. A low rent way to end a HOF career. Play … or retire … don’t half-way it with special considerations that undermine your team.

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