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
1,721 360
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

2
1,851 423
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

3
1,343 358
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,496 535
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,491 449
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,028 340
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
779 266
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
549 148
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

9
622 189
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

10
656 234
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
625 232
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

12
524 180
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
674 269
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
489 189
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

15
599 239
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

16
538 156
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
519 198
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
466 174
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
402 80
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

20
402 132
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

21
459 168
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

22
440 147
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
363 151
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
361 95
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
359 137
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Defensive end, Linebacker

26
214 87
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

27
291 120
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

28
280 137
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

29
296 146
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
248 121
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

31
228 78
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
285 115
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
261 94
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

34
241 127
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
199 103
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

36
282 132
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

37
217 96
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
157 62
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
129 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
154 86
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

41
168 124
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

42
208 100
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

43
67 7
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Deion Jones Linebacker

44
142 68
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
122 33
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

46
143 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
131 62
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

48
130 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
142 63
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback