Atlanta Falcon’s all-time starting offense
- RB: Michael Turner
Michael “The Burner” Turner will get the pick here as he was the perfect blend of size, power, and speed during his time as a Falcon.
One thing about Michael Turner was he was short, compact, and surprisingly fast for his size. He would run through you and also run past you in a flash. Nothing illustrates this point better than knowing was 5’10”, 245 pounds but has the second-longest rush in Atlanta Falcon’s history with an 81-yard run.
He is also second all-time in rushing yards for the Falcons, and first in rushing touchdowns.
Turner truly was a special player in the NFL.
The last part about Michael Turner that most do not appreciate was his ball security. During his career with the Falcons, he carried the ball 1411 times but only fumbled 15 times. He did not cost the team possessions which is always something you look for in a runner.