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.

 
list ordered by

1
1,702 357
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

2
1,831 420
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

3
1,328 355
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,478 529
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,472 445
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,016 339
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
768 263
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
614 187
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

9
535 148
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

10
617 230
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

11
645 232
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
518 176
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
671 267
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
483 187
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

15
594 237
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

16
529 155
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
513 197
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
459 173
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
395 80
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

20
395 131
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

21
456 167
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

22
437 146
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
361 150
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
356 95
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
286 117
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

26
278 136
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

27
209 86
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

28
343 137
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Vic Beasley Defensive end, Linebacker

29
292 145
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
244 120
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

31
225 78
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
282 113
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
258 93
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

34
237 126
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
280 131
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

36
195 102
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
213 96
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
155 61
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
127 61
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
205 98
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

41
150 85
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

42
165 123
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

43
120 32
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

44
140 67
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
139 81
Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Don Pardo added Return specialist, Wide receiver

46
128 62
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

47
62 7
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Deion Jones Linebacker

48
128 56
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
153 102
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
141 62
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback