Tony Gonzalez now 97 percent certain he’ll retire

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez told the media that he’s 95 percent sure he’ll retire after this season.  It looks like that percentage has now gone up.

Falcons back up tight end Michael Palmer told USA Today Sports that Gonzalez is now 97 percent sure he’ll retire.

“He told me today he’s moving up to 97-percent sure after that win last week,” backup tight end Michael Palmer told USA TODAY Sports Thursday. “From what I can get from him, if we win the Super Bowl, I think he’ll ride off into the sunset.”

Falcons running back Michael Turner wants Gonzalez to come back and defend their title if they win the Super Bowl this year.

“I told him if we win it, he has to defend it,” running back Michael Turner said. “He’s never been in that position before. That would be something new for him next (season). I just try to give him little challenges every year.”

Asked about Gonzalez’s response, Turner replied, “He was like, ‘No, no, no, no.'”