We gave you a list of nominees, you made your own nominations, and we voted. Now we have hammered out a list of the best Atlanta Falcons of the current decade, spanning the 2011 season to present day.
This list offers a pretty capable team overall, one that predictably features a lot of current names, one future Hall of Famer at tight end, and a defense that mixes a handful of Mike Smith-era greats with up-and-comers from today. It’s a team that could stack up against the best any other Falcons era could offer, and the hilarious part is that it would probably barely beat today’s actual Falcons team. We’re living in blessed times.
Here’s the full team. We’re on to the 2000s, now, so reflect on these greats today.
2010s All-Decade Falcons
Quarterback: Matt Ryan
Running Back: Devonta Freeman
Fullback: Patrick DiMarco
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones & Roddy White
Tight End: Tony Gonzalez
Left Tackle: Jake Matthews
Left Guard: Justin Blalock
Center: Alex Mack
Right Guard: Chris Chester
Right Tackle: Ryan Schraeder
Defensive End: John Abraham & Vic Beasley
Defensive Tackle: Jonathan Babineaux & Grady Jarrett
Linebackers: Sean Weatherspoon, Deion Jones & Curtis Lofton
Cornerbacks: Desmond Trufant & Brent Grimes
Safeties: William Moore & Ricardo Allen
Kicker: Matt Bryant
Punter: Matt Bosher
Returner: Devin Hester