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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1,853 387
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

2
1,989 446
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

3
1,443 398
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

4
1,608 578
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,618 492
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,096 357
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

7
612 161
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

8
830 281
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

9
673 245
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker

10
705 247
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

11
669 206
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

12
564 199
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver

13
643 253
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker

14
709 287
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback

15
588 179
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

16
524 205
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end

17
452 85
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker

18
556 214
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

19
495 190
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker

20
490 178
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center

21
427 140
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

22
467 154
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back

23
385 159
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

24
391 113
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback

25
235 91
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard