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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
1,596 365
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,471 310
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,138 296
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,301 465
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,256 379
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
890 308
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
688 235
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
540 191
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

9
522 158
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

10
565 205
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
438 119
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

12
600 243
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

13
553 208
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

14
455 111
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

15
441 165
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

16
431 157
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

17
451 175
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
414 152
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
398 125
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

20
418 151
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
354 118
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
314 68
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

23
333 135
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
293 76
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
254 123
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

26
285 108
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Vic Beasley Defensive end, Linebacker

27
172 73
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

28
241 109
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

29
256 133
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
198 63
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

31
208 109
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

32
237 96
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
255 114
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

34
204 115
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
205 78
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

36
169 91
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
167 79
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
131 46
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
151 105
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

40
124 71
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

41
100 51
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

42
118 66
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Return specialist, Wide receiver

43
121 39
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback

44
97 25
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

45
119 61
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

46
166 88
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

47
109 53
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

48
111 48
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
134 93
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
92 53
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Tight end