Gonzalez's video — which was aptly supplemented with the opening to LL Cool J's “Mama Said Knock You Out” — followed Rob Gronkowski's decision to come out of retirement.
Gonzalez mused that he, too, would be coming out of retirement (via Jon Heath of USA TODAY):
“I saw Gronk talking about coming back and I said to myself, ‘Hey, me too, baby,'” Tony Gonzalez said in a video posted on his Instagram page. The NFL’s official Instagram account re-shared the video.
The former Kansas City Chiefs legend also tagged the team's Instagram account, prompting a response from Von Miller.
The Broncos linebacker commented “Please try to block me Tony!!! I would love that!!!” before also commenting a goat emoji to acknowledge how he truly feels about Gonzalez's place in the game.
The 31-year-old Miller is in his own battle with the trenches after having contracted coronavirus, though he said last week he is in stable condition.
Broncos General Manager John Elway has done quite a bit to supplement Miller with some stellar defensive pieces. Elway traded for cornerback A.J. Bouye and also acquired former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey for the cost of just a seventh-round pick.
Miller had his fewest sacks (8.0) since 2013 last season, but he should benefit from the addition of Casey as well as the return of Bradley Chubb on the edge. Chubb dominated prior to a season-ending injury, and he might help draw more attention for the Broncos and away from Miller.
Denver's interior looks scary for any opposing offensive line, much less a retired tight end like Gonzalez.