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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.

 

1
1,407 321
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
1,290 267
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Julio Jones Wide receiver

3
985 252
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tony Gonzalez Tight end

4
1,147 397
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Matt Ryan Quarterback

5
1,071 336
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Vick Quarterback

6
790 281
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Roddy White Wide receiver

7
631 202
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jessie Tuggle Linebacker

8
495 180
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jamal Anderson Running back

9
471 169
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

10
500 184
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tommy Nobis Guard, Linebacker

11
454 131
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

12
548 219
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback

13
405 147
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Claude Humphrey Defensive end

14
373 94
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
385 84
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Devonta Freeman

16
376 142
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Andre Rison Wide receiver

17
404 156
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Turner Running back, Return specialist

18
388 136
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jeff Van Note Center

19
373 139
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Keith Brooking Linebacker

20
318 106
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Gerald Riggs Running back

21
358 113
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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307 121
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Mike Kenn Tackle, Offensive Lineman

23
259 56
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Matt Bryant Placekicker

24
253 62
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Desmond Trufant Cornerback

25
230 110
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Terance Mathis Wide receiver

26
251 83
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mandyclark25 added Vic Beasly

27
235 118
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
142 64
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bill Fralic Guard

The Best Atlanta Falcons Quarterbacks of All Time

29
205 99
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Alge Crumpler Tight end

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173 49
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Babineaux Defensive tackle

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177 94
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Chandler Quarterback

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232 100
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Scott Case Defensive back

33
195 81
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added DeAngelo Hall Cornerback

34
167 59
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
176 108
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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142 78
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
113 37
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bob Whitfield Tackle

38
139 71
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tevin Coleman

39
133 93
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Todd McClure Center

40
98 56
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
79 43
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Metcalf Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

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91 45
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Patrick DiMarco Fullback

The Best Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers of All Time

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142 75
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Eric Dickerson Running back

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97 62
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jake Mathews

45
102 54
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Patrick Kerney Defensive end

46
92 42
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Alfred Jenkins Wide receiver

47
79 46
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Jim Mitchell TE Tight end

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113 88
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Miller Quarterback

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78 50
William Moore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added William Moore Safety

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100 32
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time