The Atlanta Falcons, founded in 1965, have had many talented players throughout their history. From Hall of Famers to current stars, here are the top 5 best players in Atlanta Falcons history.

  1. Deion Sanders - CB (1989-1993, 1995)

Deion Sanders, also known as "Prime Time," was a dominant force on both the football field and the baseball diamond. He played for the Falcons twice, from 1989 to 1993 and in 1995, and was one of the best cornerbacks of his time. Sanders was a 6-time Pro Bowler and a 3-time First-Team All-Pro with the Falcons, and he also won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 1994. In his five seasons with Atlanta, Sanders recorded 24 interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. He also returned three punts and one kickoff for touchdowns. Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

  1. Matt Ryan - QB (2008-Present)

Matt Ryan, also known as "Matty Ice," has been the face of the Atlanta Falcons since he was drafted in 2008. Ryan has been a consistent and reliable quarterback for the Falcons, leading them to a Super Bowl appearance in 2016. He has been named to the Pro Bowl four times and has been a Second-Team All-Pro once. In his 13 seasons with the Falcons, Ryan has thrown for over 55,000 yards and 348 touchdowns, both franchise records.

  1. Julio Jones - WR (2011-2020)

Julio Jones was one of the most dominant wide receivers in the NFL during his time with the Falcons. He was drafted in 2011 and quickly became the Falcons' go-to receiver. Jones was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and was a First-Team All-Pro twice during his time in Atlanta. He also led the NFL in receiving yards twice and recorded over 12,000 receiving yards and 60 touchdowns with the Falcons. Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans in 2021, but his impact on the Falcons cannot be overstated.

  1. Tommy Nobis - LB (1966-1976)

Tommy Nobis, also known as "Mr. Falcon," was the first-ever draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 1966. Nobis played his entire 11-year career with the Falcons and was the anchor of their defense. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times and was a First-Team All-Pro once. Nobis is the Falcons' all-time leader in tackles with 1,077 and is also credited with 12 interceptions during his career.

  1. Claude Humphrey - DE (1968-1978)

Claude Humphrey was a dominant defensive end for the Falcons during the 1970s. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times and was a First-Team All-Pro twice during his time with the Falcons. Humphrey recorded 94.5 sacks in his 11 seasons with the team, which is still the second-most in franchise history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Michael Vick, QB (2001-2006)
  • William Andrews, RB (1979-1983, 1986)
  • Jessie Tuggle, LB (1987-2000)
  • Roddy White, WR (2005-2015)

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