Football 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.

 

1
1,556 356
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
1,429 304
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Julio Jones Wide receiver

3
1,104 285
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tony Gonzalez Tight end

4
1,271 453
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Matt Ryan Quarterback

5
1,223 371
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Vick Quarterback

6
874 302
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Roddy White Wide receiver

7
680 230
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jessie Tuggle Linebacker

8
515 151
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

9
530 189
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

10
442 107
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Devonta Freeman Running back

11
428 113
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Morten Andersen Placekicker

12
557 201
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jamal Anderson Running back

13
591 240
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback

14
543 206
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tommy Nobis Guard, Linebacker

15
436 162
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Claude Humphrey Defensive end

16
420 155
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Andre Rison Wide receiver

17
397 122
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
William Andrews Running back

18
442 173
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Turner Running back, Return specialist

19
407 150
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Keith Brooking Linebacker

20
415 149
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jeff Van Note Center

21
351 116
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Gerald Riggs Running back

22
302 65
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Matt Bryant Placekicker

23
329 132
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Mike Kenn Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
284 73
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Desmond Trufant Cornerback

25
170 71
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bill Fralic Guard

26
250 121
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Terance Mathis Wide receiver

27
279 102
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Vic Beasley Defensive end, Linebacker

28
251 130
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Billy Johnson Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

29
233 107
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Alge Crumpler Tight end

30
197 59
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Babineaux Defensive tackle

31
205 104
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Chandler Quarterback

32
231 91
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added DeAngelo Hall Cornerback

33
199 74
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Devin Hester Wide receiver

34
251 110
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Scott Case Defensive back

35
200 113
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

36
165 88
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
162 78
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tevin Coleman Running back

38
129 44
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bob Whitfield Tackle

39
147 103
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Todd McClure Center

40
98 48
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Metcalf Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
120 37
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Robert Alford Cornerback

42
114 63
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Brian Finneran Return specialist, Wide receiver

43
118 71
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jake Mathews Offensive tackle

44
95 23
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Haynes Wide receiver, Defensive back

45
119 60
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Patrick Kerney Defensive end

46
109 52
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Patrick DiMarco Fullback

47
131 93
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Miller Quarterback

48
163 87
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Eric Dickerson Running back

49
110 48
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Alfred Jenkins Wide receiver

50
91 53
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Jim Mitchell Tight end