After much debate and discussions, here are the best Atlanta Falcons players from each decade.
The Atlanta Falcons have had some great players come through the franchise and make an impact. These players had a significant effect on different teams and different eras.
Because the Atlanta Falcons haven’t had the best success over the history of the franchise, some of the great players that have played for the Falcons never get talked about outside of the very few who witnessed their greatness on tv or in person.
At the end of the day, a player’s greatness shouldn’t be defined by the success of his team, football is a team sport, right?
Everyone likes to assume that the quarterback, running back or star pass rusher was always the best player on the team which isn’t always the case. For the longest time, the best players for the Falcons played on the defensive side of the ball, some of which you will hear about in this article.
On offense, the Falcons have had their fair share of gunslingers at quarterback, elite receivers, and quite a few great running backs who have been overlooked because they didn’t have the longevity of some of the all-time greats. The Falcons have also had their fair share of great players that played down in the trenches that helped protect the quarterback and open holes in the running game.
This article will spotlight the greatest player from each decade and while some of these are obvious choices, there might be a surprising pick or two on this list.