Of all the trades that didn't happen on Tuesday, this was the most disappointing.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez came back to the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 for one reason: make a run at the Super Bowl.
The 2-5 Falcons aren't going anywhere this season.
With the Falcons floundering, reports began to swirl that Gonzo might be on the block. As recently as Tuesday, Gonzalez told ESPN.com (via Will Brinson of CBS Sports) that he would "listen" if the Falcons wished to trade him.
Now, there's no way of knowing if the Kansas City Chiefs had any real interest in acquiring Gonzalez.
If there was any at all, it's a shame it didn't happen.
The 8-0 Chiefs have a gaping hole at tight end. Filling it with Gonzalez, who spent his first 12 seasons in Kansas City, would have been a huge improvement.
Sooner or later, the Chiefs are going to have to win a tight game with their aerial attack. When that day comes to pass, having the greatest tight end in NFL history running routes over the middle would have come in pretty handy.