[Kansas City.com] Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez and Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson have recently chatted about a new contract, and the talks have been amicable and have left Gonzalez hopeful that he’ll finish out his career in Kansas City.
“I’ve become close to Carl,” Gonzalez says. “He’s the one who drafted me. He’s the constant one who’s been here since I’ve been here. I trust Carl, and I probably don’t know too many players who trust their GM.”
Gonzalez has two years left on his contract, but the last year is voidable because of his Pro Bowl appearances.
He’d like to get a new deal worked out before – or at least during – the season. He doesn’t want the issue to drag on all year.
“I don’t want to get to free-agency,” Gonzalez says. “I don’t even want to be faced with that decision. Because right now I don’t want to leave Kansas City. I want to stay here, I want to finish my career here. This is where it started. I don’t want to wait till I’m 31 to get a new deal.”