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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
1,742 394
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
1,603 338
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

3
1,246 332
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,388 414
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,402 502
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
956 329
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
731 249
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

8
580 214
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

9
492 134
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

10
569 177
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
603 222
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
479 167
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
634 258
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

14
578 222
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

15
499 132
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

16
464 178
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

17
482 188
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

18
436 165
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

19
419 135
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

20
441 160
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
356 73
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

22
376 127
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
346 143
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
328 86
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
269 133
Terance Mathis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

26
192 79
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard

27
269 113
Alge Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Tight end

28
316 122
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
275 141
Billy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

30
228 116
Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

31
214 72
Jonathan Babineaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle

32
263 105
DeAngelo Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
bigulcards added Cornerback

33
225 119
Ray Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

34
236 88
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Joe Schollmeier added Wide receiver

35
273 123
Scott Case is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive back

36
187 96
Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Return specialist, Wide receiver

37
196 88
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

38
147 52
Bob Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Tackle

39
161 113
Todd McClure is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
wiabux added Center

40
115 56
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
139 78
Jake Mathews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Offensive tackle

42
132 73
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
186 93
Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

44
110 28
Michael Haynes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver, Defensive back

45
131 64
Patrick Kerney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

46
118 58
Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
alex-crowe added Fullback

47
119 53
Alfred Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

48
132 51
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback

49
147 97
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

50
43 4
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Deion Jones Linebacker