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The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time

Updated April 11, 2020 54.4k votes 6.1k voters 112.0k views176 items

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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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    163

    Mike Kenn

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Age64

  • 27
    722
    337

    Devonta Freeman

    Running back

    BirthplaceBaxley, Georgia

    Age28

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

  • 28
    301
    121

    Jonathan Babineaux

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas

    Age38

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

  • 29
    393
    183

    DeAngelo Hall

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceRockville, Maryland

    Age36

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Virginia Tech Hokies football, Atlanta Falcons

  • 30
    276
    73

    Grady Jarrett

    Defensive tackle
  • 31
    400
    165

    Devin Hester

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceRiviera Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Age37

    TeamsChicago Bears, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 32
    236
    70

    Keanu Neal

    Safety
  • 33
    335
    153

    Billy Johnson

    Return specialist, Punt returner

    BirthplaceBoothwyn, Pennsylvania

    Age68

    TeamsHouston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Montreal Alouettes, Atlanta Falcons

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    #116 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#160 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 34
    223
    85

    BirthplaceCarson, California

    Age48

    TeamsStanford Cardinal football, New York Brickley Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 35
    285
    134

    Ray Buchanan

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Age49

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons

  • 36
    296
    148

    Terance Mathis

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Age53

  • 37
    173
    60

    Michael Haynes

    Wide receiver, Defensive back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age54

  • 38
    295
    148

    Chris Chandler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceEverett, Washington

    Age54

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Oilers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons

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    #115 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#68 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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    180
    59

    Mohamed Sanu

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey

    Age31

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

  • 40
    214
    90

    Patrick Kerney

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey

    Age43

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

  • 41
    203
    80

    Tony Martin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age55

  • 42
    187
    51

    Calvin Ridley

    Wide reciever

    BirthplaceCoconut Creek, Florida

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

  • 43
    169
    18

    Alex Mack

    Offensive Lineman

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California

    Age34

    TeamsCleveland Browns

  • 44
    185
    79

    Alfred Jenkins

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHogansville, Georgia

    Age68

  • 45
    294
    140

    Scott Case

    Defensive back

    BirthplaceWaynoka, Oklahoma

    Age58

  • 46
    290
    153

    Eric Dickerson

    Running back

    BirthplaceSealy, Texas, United States of America

    Age60

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, SMU Mustangs football, Atlanta Falcons

  • 47
    227
    120

    Tim Dwight

    Return specialist, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa

    Age45

    TeamsOakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers

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    233
    130

    Jake Mathews

    Offensive tackle
  • 49
    295
    153

    Tevin Coleman

    Running back

    BirthplaceOak Forest, Illinois

    Age27

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

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    233
    88

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Age36

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons, Texas Longhorns football