The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday within the AFC divisional spherical, by a rating 41-28. It was a sport to overlook for Chargers followers and the gamers themselves. As is normally the case when the season involves an finish, veteran gamers ponder their future and whether or not or not they need to return to motion. One these gamers is Chargers tight finish Antonio Gates who’s 38 years outdated and has been within the league for 16 seasons.
“I simply do not see myself strolling away with this style,” Gates advised ESPN. “And plus this staff. I feel once you add Hunter Henry] again, and hopefully we get Jason Verrett again — shoot, the sky is the restrict. And I need to be a component it.”
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Gates has had a storied profession with the Chargers. He has the staff’s file for essentially the most receptions with 960 and in addition has essentially the most yards and touchdowns. The tight finish has spent the bulk his profession catching passes from Philip Rivers who’s 37. Gates spoke about whether or not or not he can nonetheless carry out and if the Chargers will need him again.
“Of course I feel I can nonetheless play. Do they suppose I can nonetheless play? That’s simply one thing — I do know the Patriots] suppose I can nonetheless play as a result of they preserve doubling me,” Gates defined. “I will have to sit down down with the top coach and the folks that make these choices and specific how motivated I’m to come back again even higher, as a participant and as a teammate, and hopefully they create me again.”
The Patriots will now play the Kansas City Chiefs within the AFC Championship sport.