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A list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. Formed in 1966, the first few decades of the team's history wasn't too promising. The Falcons didn't reach the playoffs until 1978, and had only five playoff berths in its first 30 years. Atlanta has had some of the most entertaining teams in the league with a bunch of superstar players. These Falcons can be considered some of the best players in team history.

Beginning in 1989 with the drafting of one of the best players of all time in Deion Sanders. With "Prime Time" and other great players like Andre Rison and Terence Mathis, the Falcons were fun to watch. In 1998, Jamal Anderson powered the Falcons to the franchise's first Super Bowl berth. Though the team lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII, it was a turning point for the Falcons. Under Michael VIck, the Falcons reached the playoffs twice. Say what you want about Vick, but he's one of the best Falcons of all time. More recently, Matt Ryan has been at the helm of the most prosperous era in Falcons history. The team had its first consecutive winning seasons in 2008-09 and the future looks bright with Ryan as the quarterback.

This is the list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Atlanta Falcons player of all time.

 
list ordered by

1
1,481 310
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

2
1,604 367
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

3
1,147 297
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,309 467
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,263 382
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
894 309
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
692 236
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
541 193
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

9
525 159
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

10
442 120
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

11
567 207
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
557 208
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

13
604 244
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
459 112
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

15
442 166
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

16
435 157
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

17
454 175
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
414 153
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
401 125
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

20
419 151
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
357 118
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
318 68
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

23
334 135
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
294 76
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
254 124
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

26
175 73
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

27
287 110
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Vic Beasley Defensive end, Linebacker

28
245 109
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

29
257 134
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
200 63
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

31
209 110
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

32
240 98
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
255 115
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

34
206 115
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
207 80
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

36
173 91
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
132 46
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

38
169 81
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

39
152 106
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

40
125 71
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

41
101 52
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

42
120 66
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Return specialist, Wide receiver

43
123 40
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback

44
120 61
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
98 25
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

46
110 53
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

47
166 89
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

48
111 49
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
135 94
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
93 54
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Tight end