Posted: 3:48 pm Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Former Falcon Tony Gonzalez joins CBS’s ‘NFL Today’ pre-show 

By Rodney Ho

Tony Gonzalez, after a 17 year career on the field, will go behind the mic for CBS Sports starting this upcoming season as an analyst. CREDIT: ajc.com

Recently retired Atlanta Falcon Tony Gonzalez has signed on to be part of CBS Sports as an NFL analyst.

He will be working on “The NFL Today,” the CBS Sunday pregame show, and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

Gonzalez, a tight end in the NFL for 17 years, told the AJC Tuesday how happy he is about this opportunity: “I talked to all of the networks out there and gauged their interest and CBS was the one that I felt most comfortable with. I felt like that they really wanted me to come work with them and be part of that pre-game show. I’m happy as all get out to be a part of it.”

He plans to be frank in speaking about his former colleagues.

“That’s part of getting comfortable in front of the camera and really showing them my personality. I’m going to be a little bit more honest and truthful in a fair way. I’m not the type of guy to call people out. But if I see something and I think it needs to be said, I’ll have no problem saying it.”

Gonzalez is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns (111) and yards (15,127) by a tight end.

Two “NFL Today” regulars are departing: Dan Marino and Shannon SharpeJames Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason remain. A fourth analyst will be hired as well.

4 comments
reallygroovy
reallygroovy

SEEN THAT B 4   O HOW STUPID ARE YOU THE SAINTS SUX TO THEY GOT RID OF PLAYERS THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE FALCONS OR THE SAINTS WILL NOT BE IN PLAYOFFS IN 2014 SO TAKE SAINT CRAP AND GO OUTSIDE YR HOUSE AND GO KIN THE ROAD LET A SEMI CRUSH YR SORRY  A ___________ THE PATRIOTS, STEELERS, BRONCOS , 49ERS, SEATTLE, GREENBAY ARE THE BEST TEAMS IN NFL AND ONE OF THEM WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN 2014 PERIOD THE SAINTS SUX , SUX, SUX, SUX, PERIOD

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

I guess what he's saying is that he won't hesitate to say that MRyan is an average QB at best, and that MSmith is a poor excuse for a Head Coach, and that the Saints are far better in every way than the falcan'ts.

ReallyAJC
ReallyAJC

Does this mean Mark Arum didn't get the job?

FalconJames
FalconJames

Who did not see this one coming?



Hate to see Dan Marino gone....Shannon Sharp? Not so much.