Atlanta Falcons History

The Atlanta Falcons are in their fifty-sixth season, playing their home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in Atlanta, Georgia since 2017. The Falcons are led by head coach Arthur Smith since 2021.

During their existence, they have had two people win Coach of the Year: Dan Reeves, (1998); Mike Smith, (2008).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Billy Johnson won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1983; Dave Hampton won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1975; Al Richardson won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1980; Buddy Curry won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1980; Claude Humphrey won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1968; Matt Ryan won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008.

Atlanta Falcons Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Arthur Smith 2021 2-3-0 40.0% 0-0
Raheem Morris 2020 4-7-0 36.4% 0-0
Dan Quinn 2015-2020 43-42-0 50.6% 3-2
Mike Smith 2008-2014 66-46-0 58.9% 1-4
Bobby Petrino 2007 4-12-0 25.0% 0-0
Emmitt Thomas 2007 4-12-0 25.0% 0-0
Jim L. Mora (Jr.) 2004-2006 26-22-0 54.2% 1-1
Wade Phillips 2003 5-11-0 31.3% 0-0
Dan Reeves 1997-2003 51-60-1 46.0% 3-2
June Jones 1994-1996 19-29-0 39.6% 0-1
Jerry Glanville 1990-1993 27-37-0 42.2% 1-1
Marion Campbell 1974-1976, 1987-1989 22-67-0 24.7% 0-0
Jim Hanifan 1989 3-13-0 18.8% 0-0
Dan Henning 1983-1986 22-41-1 35.2% 0-0
Leeman Bennett 1977-1982 46-41-0 52.9% 1-3
Pat Peppler 1976 4-10-0 28.6% 0-0
Norm Van Brocklin 1968-1974 38-57-3 40.3% 0-0
Norb Hecker 1966-1968 6-35-1 15.5% 0-0

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