The Atlanta Falcons Three Best Tight Ends of the Past 20 Seasons

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3. No. 1: Tony Gonzalez

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Tony Gonzalez was already viewed as one of the best tight ends in NFL history before joining the Atlanta Falcons, and his stellar career only continued after his move from Kansas City. During his five seasons in Atlanta, Gonzalez started every game, produced 35 touchdowns, and over 400 receptions, and helped the team reach the playoffs three times.

Gonzalez played well enough in Atlanta to rack up four Pro Bowl nominations, an All-Pro honor and had four seasons with 80 or more receptions. It’s still common to see Gonzalez jerseys throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium during Falcons games and his impact on the team and the game of football further secured his legacy as the best tight end of all time.