Originally written on Fightin For Philly  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The Eagles have always seemed to be one major piece short of a championship team. In 2008 – the very year the Phillies won the World Series for Philadelphia – it seems the Eagles were closer to a championship than we thought. This was revealed today on a CBS radio show by Jay Glazer. A report has surfaced that the Eagles and Chiefs had agreed on a deal for 13-time Pro Bowler Tony Gonzalez. The deal struck between the two sides was a 3rd round pick and another player for Gonzalez. The deal was struck about 25 minutes before the trade deadline, and the Packers were reported to have a similar deal done with the Chiefs as well. Gonzalez was told he could pick which city he wanted to play for. The deal fell through, as Kansas City requested a 2nd round pick. Gonzalez, Glazer reports, was furious with the way in which the Chiefs handled the situation. The Chiefs ended up dealing Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft. Gonzalez has not posted a 1,000+ yard season in 5 years with the Falcons. However, he still has tremendous hands and playmaking ability, and the 37-year old still has the talent and ability to be a difference maker on the field. The Birds made it the the NFC Championship game that season. Could they have went even further – won that elusive Superbowl that year – with a superstar like Tony Gonzalez on the squad? We’ll never know.

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