Top 5 Quarterbacks In Atlanta Falcons History 

1) Matt Ryan – First pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Boston College. Has thrown 37,701 passing yards, 202 touchdowns and a much improved (3-4) playoff record after the heartbreaking 28-24 loss to San Francisco 49ers in 2012-13 season. 

Without a doubt the greatest Quarterback in franchise history and he has at least five quality years left to play. 

  • AS Rookie of the year
  • 4x Pro Bowl 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016,
  • 1st team All Pro 2016
  • PFWA NFL MVP 2016-17

    2) Steve Bartkowski – Before Matt Ryan was drafted in 2008 Bartkowski was undoubtedly the greatest Falcons quarterback. Drafted number one overall in 1975, Steve Bartkowski put up good numbers. Check it out! 

    • Career high 3,544 31 touchdowns 
    • 23,470 passing yards 154 touchdowns 
    • Inducted into Falcons ring of honor in 2004

    Bartkowski is my choice as second greatest quarterback in franchise history. 

    3) Chris Chandler – Have to show this guy some love. Before Matt Ryan, Chris Chandler led the Falcons to 1999 Superbowl. For that he’s third on my list. 

    • Two consecutive Pro Bowls 
    • 13,268 passing yards, 87 touchdown passes
    • 1998 NFC Championship 

    4) Brett Favre – I know what you are thinking. Why is Favre on certain this list? Simple! If it wasn’t for the gross incompetence of June Jones and Jerry Glavine. There would be no Brett Favre…. Jones wanted Favre to fit his system instead of maximizing the talent of Favre. For this reason I place Favre at 4

    5) Michael Vick – After trading up to draft Vick with the first overall pick in 2001. Mike Vick set the city on fire. The NFL has never seen a talent like him. Strong arm, speed and quickness….Vick in his prime was almost unstoppable. In his best season (2006) he threw for 2,474 yards 20 touchdowns….1,039 rushing yards 22 total touchdowns. Vick would be higher on this list, but Vick was lazy arrogant and took his position for granted. For this I rank him fifth.

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    Mad Mike 11 Greatest Atlanta Falcons Players


    1. Deion Sanders – Greatest Defensive Back of All Time. 24 career interceptions as an Atlanta Falcon. No one left a greater impact on this Organization than Prime Neon Deion Sanders.


    2. Tommy Nobis – 1st Overall Pick in 1965 Draft. Rookie of the Year 294 total tackles. 5 Time Pro Bowl.


    3. Jeff Van Note 1969 – 1986 18 year career as a Falcons center. 5 Time Pro Bowl.


    4. Claude Humphrey – NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 1968 All Pro 8 times. 6 Time Pro Bowl and 126.5 career sacks.


    5. Matt Ryan  – All Time leading passer in franchise history. Could go down as the GREATEST Falcons Player when its all said and done.


    6. Jesse Tuggle – Undrafted free agent 5 Time Pro Bowl over 1800 tackles and return an NFL record 5 fumbles for touchdowns.


    7. Mike Kenn – 17 years as a Falcons uniform. 5 Time Pro Bowl and 251 games

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    8. Tony Gonzalez – 409 career receptions for 4,187 yards. Greatest Tight End to ever play the game. Brief career for the long time Kansas City Chiefs player, but  without a doubt the greatest tight end this Organization has EVER seen!

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    9. Roddy White – Didn’t get off to a good start to his career. Had trouble holding on to passes but rebounded well after the departure of former Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick. Went on the break every Falcons receiving record. Without a doubt the organizations greatest Wide Receiver.


    10) Steve Bartkowski – NFL Rookie of the Year. Two Time Pro Bowl. Led the NFL in touchdowns 31 1980. Previous record holder for most career passing yards.

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    11) William Andrews 5,900 in Falcons career 30 TDs one of the first players to amass 2,000 yards rushing/receiving in a year.

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