The Elder Statesmen
Tony Gonzalez, Tight End – Atlanta Falcons
Widely regarded as the best to ever play the position, the 15-year pro is poised to add to an impressive resume that boasts all-time NFL records for TEs. Drafted in 1997 by the Kansas City Chiefs, the 36-year old Gonzalez amassed the majority of his record-setting numbers in 12 stellar seasons with the Chiefs before being traded to Atlanta in 2009. Beyond the physical and athletic prowess that will almost guarantee his entry into the Hall of Fame, the 6′-5″ and 247-pound Gonzalez, whose mother is Cuban, has a record of durability few players at any position can match having appeared in all but two regular season games since 1997. Though toying with retirement, Gonzalez is making one last attempt at the 2012 season. You can be certain he will be one of Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan’s prime weapons as they look to open downfield opportunities for their star receiver, Julio Jones.