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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
1,671 381
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,540 326
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,195 309
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,321 392
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,350 489
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
918 322
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
708 243
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
559 201
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

9
551 164
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

10
466 126
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

11
587 214
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
567 214
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

13
616 251
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
456 161
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

15
452 171
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

16
475 124
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
467 179
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
423 159
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
408 129
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

20
429 155
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
364 121
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
333 70
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

23
338 138
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
312 78
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
258 129
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

26
301 114
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
182 76
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

28
255 110
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

29
265 136
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
208 66
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

31
217 113
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

32
252 102
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
213 116
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

34
264 117
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

35
220 83
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

36
177 94
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
138 49
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

38
177 85
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

39
156 110
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

40
109 54
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
133 75
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

42
126 68
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
177 91
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

44
102 26
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

45
126 45
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback

46
122 63
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

47
113 55
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

48
114 51
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
140 95
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
98 55
Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
KevinBurke1 added Tight end