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
1,943 438
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,812 378
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,412 387
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,582 474
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,572 567
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,075 353
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
593 156
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

8
817 273
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

9
659 198
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

10
692 243
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
656 241
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

12
553 193
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
515 198
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

14
629 246
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

15
696 281
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

16
573 171
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

17
545 212
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
438 85
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

19
489 187
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

20
482 175
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
421 139
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
458 154
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
379 159
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
381 107
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
232 88
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard