Gonzalez has contemplated retirement each of the past two offseasons but is still drawn by the Falcons' talented team and another potential shot at the Super Bowl ring that has eluded him through 15 NFL seasons. At 36 years old, the whispers are naturally about a perceived "lost step" and the inevitable drop in top-end speed. But Gonzalez has more than compensated for that with his knowledge of how to exploit NFL defenses and use his 6-5, 247-pound frame and basketball background to his advantage. In three years in Atlanta, Gonzalez has started every game while averaging 77.7 catches for 799.3 yards and 6.3 touchdowns per season. He's not stretching defenses as much as he did during his "prime," but Gonzalez is still who quarterback Matt Ryan often looks to first inside the red zone.