33-year old, 10-time Pro Bowler Tony Gonzalez is back for another season as the starting TE for the Falcons. He played in 16 games (all starts) for the Falcons last season in which he caught 83 passes for 867 yards (10.4 avg) with 6 TD grabs. Gonzalez has now played in 206 games (190 starts) in his NFL career and he has caught 999 passes for 11,807 yards (11.8 avg) with 82 TD grabs. I think Gonzalez will put up better stats than last season as long as Matt Ryan doesn’t miss any games in 2010.
31-year old Justin Peelle is more of a blocker than a receiver. He played in 15 games (8 starts) for the Falcons last season and he caught 12 passes for 115 yards (9.6 avg) with 2 TD grabs. Peelle has now played in 124 games (58 starts) in his NFL career and he has caught 112 passes for 888 yards (7.9 avg) with 11 TD grabs.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR FALCONS TEs in 2010: A