Former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, who helped lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 13-3 record and the NFC championship game last season, was selected as the 2013 Good Guy Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Gonzalez, the ninth Good Guy Award winner, is the first non-quarterback to be selected for the award since 2007. The Good Guy Award is given to an NFL player for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs.
I nominated Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who was always available and accountable during the Chiefs’ miserable 2-14 season, but not many national writers were around the team to appreciate Johnson’s cooperation.
By RANDY COVITZ. yesterday