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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
1,305 289
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
1,187 236
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Julio Jones Wide receiver

3
901 221
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tony Gonzalez Tight end

4
1,059 359
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Matt Ryan Quarterback

5
966 308
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Vick Quarterback

6
730 253
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Roddy White Wide receiver

7
584 178
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jessie Tuggle Linebacker

8
451 148
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jamal Anderson Running back

9
436 147
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

10
523 196
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback

11
469 169
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tommy Nobis Guard, Linebacker

12
421 115
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

13
336 79
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Morten Andersen Placekicker

14
378 136
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Claude Humphrey Defensive end

The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time

15
343 66
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Devonta Freeman

16
343 128
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Andre Rison Wide receiver

17
370 142
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Turner Running back, Return specialist

18
369 125
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jeff Van Note Center

19
345 126
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Keith Brooking Linebacker

20
299 91
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Gerald Riggs Running back

21
335 105
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
William Andrews Running back

The Greatest Works of Hunter S. Thompson

22
290 112
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Mike Kenn Tackle, Offensive Lineman

23
232 45
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Matt Bryant Placekicker

24
217 50
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Desmond Trufant Cornerback

25
215 100
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Terance Mathis Wide receiver

26
221 65
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mandyclark25 added Vic Beasly

27
221 109
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
127 57
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 Wide Receivers of All Time

29
189 88
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Alge Crumpler Tight end

30
163 77
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Chandler Quarterback

31
150 40
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Babineaux Defensive tackle

32
216 92
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Scott Case Defensive back

33
174 71
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added DeAngelo Hall Cornerback

34
141 45
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
166 102
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
129 72
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
102 32
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bob Whitfield Tackle

38
124 84
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Todd McClure Center

39
121 59
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tevin Coleman

40
88 48
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
82 32
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Patrick DiMarco Fullback

42
68 34
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 Quarterbacks of All Time

43
91 44
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Patrick Kerney Defensive end

44
85 55
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jake Mathews

45
126 68
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Eric Dickerson Running back

46
105 80
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Miller Quarterback

47
81 38
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Alfred Jenkins Wide receiver

48
69 41
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
60 28
Harry Douglas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Harry Douglas Wide receiver

50
65 43
William Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added William Moore Safety