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The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time  

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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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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver
2
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner
3
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end
4
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
5
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
6
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
7
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker
8
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
9
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
10
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
11
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
12
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker
13
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
14
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end
15
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker
16
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back
17
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker
18
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist
19
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
20
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center
21
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
22
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
23
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
24
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback
25
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard