Here is the tweet of consequence.
— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) October 29, 2013
Now, what to make of it?
The question at this point is almost entirely about draft pick compensation. Giving up anything over a fifth round pick would be absurd for a player who is going to retire in two months. Especially considering the Chiefs do not have a second round pick due to the Alex Smith trade. Something in the seventh or sixth round would make more sense.
Would that be enough for Atlanta?
It should be. Atlanta is out of the playoff picture and will not be receiving any kind of compensation for Gonzalez after he retires at the end of the season. There is always the slight hope he may change his mind again, but is that worth the risk?
Also, the 2014 is significantly deeper than the 2013 draft. The extra late round pick could be useful for making a trade on draft day or acquiring needed depth.
The deal makes too much sense for Kansas City, New England, or Seattle to not make the move.
NFL’s deadline for trades is 3 p.m. central time.