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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
1,840 421
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,710 359
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,333 356
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,482 533
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,478 446
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,021 339
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
771 264
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
618 188
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

9
538 148
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

10
619 231
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

11
647 234
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
520 178
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
672 268
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
484 188
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

15
596 238
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

16
532 156
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
514 198
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
398 80
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

19
460 174
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

20
396 132
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

21
457 168
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

22
438 147
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
362 151
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
359 95
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
355 137
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Defensive end, Linebacker

26
210 87
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

27
279 137
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

28
287 119
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

29
293 146
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
245 121
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

31
227 78
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
284 114
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
260 94
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

34
238 127
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
281 132
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

36
196 103
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
216 96
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
156 62
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
128 62
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

40
207 99
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

41
152 86
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

42
166 124
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

43
141 68
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

44
121 33
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

45
65 7
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Deion Jones Linebacker

46
141 81
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Return specialist, Wide receiver

47
130 62
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

48
129 56
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
154 102
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
141 63
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback