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
2,074 456
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner
2
1,932 401
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver
3
1,503 412
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end
4
1,680 508
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
5
1,659 603
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
6
1,132 368
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
7
638 169
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker
8
857 287
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
9
699 252
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker
10
694 215
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
11
726 257
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
12
586 205
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
13
727 292
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
14
605 185
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back
15
473 89
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker
16
539 210
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end
17
656 260
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker
18
574 221
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist
19
503 196
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
20
501 182
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center
21
436 143
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
22
477 157
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
23
393 161
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
24
405 117
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback
25
399 166
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Defensive end, Linebacker