Falcons’ GM says there’s a 50/50 chance Tony Gonzalez plays in 2013

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network that tight end Tony Gonzalez is still contemplating retirement, but things could go either way right now.

“Tony has done so much for us on and off the field and I don’t believe, not stating that he would be lying to anyone, but I don’t believe the 95 percent,” Dimitroff said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “I want to believe it’s a lot closer to 50/50, to be honest with you, and we’ve had discussions. Obviously Mike Smith has had discussions with him. We’re all in a good place. Ultimately it’s up to Tony to decide if he wants to come back and potentially catch 100 balls again. I think it’s one of those situations that Tony was so effective for us down the stretch and I can’t imagine that his appetite wasn’t sort of whet from his contributions in the playoffs.”

We do know the Falcons don’t plan on rushing things, I’m sure Gonzalez will make his decision soon enough.