Tony Gonzalez leaving Fox Sports post for acting career

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is giving up his job at Fox Sports, sources confirmed to The Post’s Andrew Marchand.

Gonzalez will pivot more toward his acting career and leave behind his position as a NFL analyst on Fox’s pregame show “Fox NFL Kickoff.” Other former players, such as Michael Vick, could take on Gonzalez’s position, a source told Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports.

The 45-year-old first began his sports TV career with CBS Sports in 2014 before transitioning to Fox in 2017. Besides being on the network’s “Fox NFL Kickoff,” he also participated in other pregame shows like “Fox NFL Sunday” and “Thursday Night Football.”

Tony Gonzalez in 2017.
Tony Gonzalez in 2017.
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During his playing career, Gonzalez made cameo appearances as himself in TV shows such as “Arliss” and “One Tree Hill.” After retiring in 2013, Gonzalez split screen time with Vin Diesel in the action flick “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.” He also starred in three episodes of “NCIS.”

During his NFL career, Gonzalez played tight end for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs, and holds all-time NFL records in both receiving yards and receptions for his position. Known for his longevity, the 17-year veteran was designated to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019. His franchise records for touchdowns, receiving yards and receptions with the Chiefs, who he played for 11 years, still stand.

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