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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.

 
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1
1,320 291
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,200 241
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Julio Jones Wide receiver

3
914 225
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tony Gonzalez Tight end

4
1,070 366
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Matt Ryan Quarterback

5
982 312
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Vick Quarterback

6
740 258
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Roddy White Wide receiver

7
590 184
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jessie Tuggle Linebacker

8
457 153
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jamal Anderson Running back

9
442 149
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

10
427 116
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

11
524 203
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback

12
470 174
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tommy Nobis Guard, Linebacker

13
380 141
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Claude Humphrey Defensive end

14
338 85
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Morten Andersen Placekicker

The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

15
349 69
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Devonta Freeman

16
348 131
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Andre Rison Wide receiver

17
373 145
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Turner Running back, Return specialist

18
370 129
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jeff Van Note Center

19
347 129
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Keith Brooking Linebacker

20
299 95
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Gerald Riggs Running back

21
336 108
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
William Andrews Running back

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22
291 115
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Mike Kenn Tackle, Offensive Lineman

23
235 47
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Matt Bryant Placekicker

24
223 51
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Desmond Trufant Cornerback

25
216 102
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Terance Mathis Wide receiver

26
224 68
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mandyclark25 added Vic Beasly

27
222 111
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Billy Johnson Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

28
191 89
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Alge Crumpler Tight end

The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time

29
128 59
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bill Fralic Guard

30
167 79
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Chandler Quarterback

31
152 42
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Babineaux Defensive tackle

32
217 94
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Scott Case Defensive back

33
178 71
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added DeAngelo Hall Cornerback

34
147 48
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Devin Hester Wide receiver

35
168 102
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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36
131 73
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tim Dwight Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
103 33
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bob Whitfield Tackle

38
125 86
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Todd McClure Center

39
123 62
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tevin Coleman

40
90 50
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Brian Finneran Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
83 34
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Patrick DiMarco Fullback

42
69 36
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Metcalf Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

The Best Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers of All Time

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91 46
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Patrick Kerney Defensive end

44
127 69
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Eric Dickerson Running back

45
86 57
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jake Mathews

46
82 39
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Alfred Jenkins Wide receiver

47
106 82
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Miller Quarterback

48
70 42
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Jim Mitchell TE Tight end

49
61 29
Harry Douglas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Harry Douglas Wide receiver

50
66 44
William Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added William Moore Safety