Tony Gonzalez: Matt Ryan Is Not an Elite QB

Before everyone gets into an uproar, Tony at least said Matty Ice was excellent.

In an ESPN The Magazine article via NFL.com, the former Falcons tight end said that while Matt Ryan is a really good quarterback, he’s not an elite player.

“Matt’s an excellent quarterback,” Gonzalez said, “Buthe’s not elite. He’s this close.”

If he wants to join the ranks of the NFL’s elite with Aaron RodgersTom BradyPeyton Manning andDrew Brees, however, he’s going to have to improve on his 1-4 career playoff record while carrying the offense without benefit of a Hall of Fame tight end in 2014.

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