Tony Gonzalez and Johnny Robinson Elected to the Hall of Fame

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As expected, Tony Gonzalez was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Johnny Robinson, a Chief from the Hank Stram days, also got in.

Gonzalez is considered by many to be the greatest tight end to ever play in the NFL, and is the Chiefs’ all time receiving yards leader. In 2009 he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2nd round pick in a way that wasn’t controversial at all. That draft pick turned into Javier Arenas, who was then traded for Anthony Sherman.

Johnny Robinson played for the Chiefs since their inception in 1960 as the Dallas Texans and was a member of the 1969 Super Bowl winning team. He is now the 6th player from the defensive side of the ball from that team to make it to the Hall of Fame.