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.

 

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1,458 334
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
1,337 278
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Julio Jones Wide receiver

3
1,198 410
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Matt Ryan Quarterback

4
1,021 268
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tony Gonzalez Tight end

5
1,126 350
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Vick Quarterback

6
826 289
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Roddy White Wide receiver

7
653 211
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jessie Tuggle Linebacker

8
492 173
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

9
519 188
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jamal Anderson Running back

10
478 137
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

11
516 191
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tommy Nobis Guard, Linebacker

12
563 225
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Steve Bartkowski Quarterback

13
390 99
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Morten Andersen Placekicker

14
414 152
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Claude Humphrey Defensive end

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394 145
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Andre Rison Wide receiver

16
403 90
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Devonta Freeman

17
418 161
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Turner Running back, Return specialist

18
398 139
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Jeff Van Note Center

19
388 141
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Keith Brooking Linebacker

20
332 108
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Gerald Riggs Running back

21
375 115
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
William Andrews Running back

The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time

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317 123
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Mike Kenn Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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276 61
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Matt Bryant Placekicker

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266 66
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Desmond Trufant Cornerback

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239 112
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Terance Mathis Wide receiver

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260 89
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mandyclark25 added Vic Beasly

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150 65
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bill Fralic Guard

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241 122
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

The Best Atlanta Falcons Coaches of All Time

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216 100
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Alge Crumpler Tight end

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180 52
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Babineaux Defensive tackle

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188 97
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Chandler Quarterback

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241 103
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Scott Case Defensive back

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211 84
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added DeAngelo Hall Cornerback

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187 109
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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150 81
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tim Dwight Return specialist, Wide receiver

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177 68
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Devin Hester Wide receiver

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121 40
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Bob Whitfield Tackle

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146 75
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tevin Coleman

39
139 98
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Todd McClure Center

40
106 58
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

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85 46
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Metcalf Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

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100 50
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Patrick DiMarco Fullback

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110 56
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Patrick Kerney Defensive end

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105 66
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jake Mathews

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152 80
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Eric Dickerson Running back

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99 46
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Alfred Jenkins Wide receiver

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120 91
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Chris Miller Quarterback

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84 50
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Jim Mitchell TE Tight end

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88 20
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Michael Haynes Wide receiver, Defensive back

50
108 34
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time