Tight end Tony Gonzalez has missed only two regular-season games in a career that stretches back to 1997. As he prepares to play his last one, he wants more pass-catchers to have a chance to avoid serious injury, too.
“The NFL has to do something to stop receivers in the open field from getting blindsided and hit in the knees,” Gonzalez recently told Peter King of TheMMQB.com. “Look what happened to Rob Gronkowski. He’s not the only one. You don’t want your stars, you don’t want anyone, to be taken out like that.”