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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.

 
list ordered by

1
1,754 395
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,614 341
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,258 334
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,411 504
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,399 418
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
963 333
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
737 251
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
591 214
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

9
499 136
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

10
576 179
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
609 223
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
641 258
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

13
484 169
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

14
583 223
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

15
470 178
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

16
504 135
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
487 189
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
442 165
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
423 136
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

20
445 162
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
380 128
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
361 76
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

23
349 145
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
332 88
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
273 133
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

26
274 114
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

27
323 123
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
195 81
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

29
280 142
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
233 117
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

31
217 74
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
268 108
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
228 121
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

34
241 89
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

35
276 125
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

36
189 97
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
199 90
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
150 54
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
163 116
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

40
117 58
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
141 80
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

42
114 28
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

43
135 75
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Return specialist, Wide receiver

44
134 64
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
188 95
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

46
121 59
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

47
122 54
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

48
151 97
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

49
135 53
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback

50
107 58
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Tight end