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
2,107 469
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner
2
1,966 409
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver
3
1,530 419
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end
4
1,692 615
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
5
1,706 519
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
6
1,149 372
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
7
655 176
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker
8
872 298
Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
9
715 260
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Outside Linebacker
10
710 221
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
11
746 261
Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
12
599 210
Andre Rison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Wide receiver
13
740 297
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Quarterback
14
485 92
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Triton4903 added Placekicker
15
612 192
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back
16
671 263
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Guard, Linebacker
17
549 214
Claude Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Defensive end
18
582 224
Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back, Return specialist
19
513 184
Jeff Van Note is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Center
20
511 199
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Linebacker
21
484 160
William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
22
440 149
Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Running back
23
399 163
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
24
411 119
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback
25
248 94
Bill Fralic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time
slaft added Guard