The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday within the AFC divisional spherical, by a rating of 41-28. It was a recreation 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 wish to return to motion. One of these gamers is Chargers tight finish Antonio Gates who’s 38 years previous 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 group. I believe once you add Hunter [Henry] again, and hopefully we get Jason Verrett again — shoot, the sky is the restrict. And I wish to be part of it.”
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Gates has had a storied profession with the Chargers. He has the group’s report for probably the most receptions with 960 and in addition has probably the most yards and touchdowns. The tight finish has spent the vast majority of 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 believe 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 maintain doubling me,” Gates explained. “I will have to sit down down with the pinnacle coach and the those who make these selections and categorical how motivated I’m to return again even higher, as a participant and as a teammate, and hopefully they bring about me again.”
The Patriots will now play the Kansas City Chiefs within the AFC Championship recreation.