The Atlanta Falcons have had some tough years during their time in the National Football League, along with some successful seasons too. Over the years, they have kind of had a habit of having good quarterbacks who are not exactly surrounded by the best talent. Which of their quarterbacks have been sacked the most though?
#1 – Steve Bartkowski – 345
Steve Bartkowski played in almost twice as many games for the Atlanta Falcons than any other player. That “helped” him also be the most sacked Falcon ever too.
#2 – Chris Chandler – 197
Chris Chandler played for the Falcons from 1997 to 2001 and is one of the few multi-year starting quarterbacks in team history with a career winning record (Bob Lee, Michael Vick, and Matt Ryan being the others).
#3 – Michael Vick – 187
Michael Vick was a revolutionary style of quarterback and he definitely had periods of success. He could run just as well as throw and that was a big part of his game. He played for the team from 2001 to 2006.
#4 – Chris Miller – 143
Chris Miller played for the team from 1987 to 1993 after being drafted out of the University of Oregion and put up some very good years.
#5 – Bob Berry – 127
Bob Berry was the second starting quarterback in franchise history, playing for the team from 1968 to 1972.
#6 – David Archer – 87
David Archer came to the Falcons out of Iowa State and played for them from 1984 to 1987.
#7 – Jeff George – 86
Many of the Falcons passing records are still held by Jeff George who played there from 1994 to 1996.
#8 – Matt Ryan – 59 – (Tie)
Matt Ryan came to the Falcons from Boston College in 2008 and made an immediate impact. He is a consistent performer who makes few mistakes and excels under pressure.
#8 – Bobby Hebert – 59 – (Tie)
After a semi successful run with the New Orleans Saints, Bobby Hebert played both starting and backup quarterback for the Falcons from 1993 to 1996.
#8 – Bob Lee – 59 – (Tie)
Bob Lee was one of the first real successful Falcons quarterbacks. He was only with the team from 1973 to 1974, but he did put up a winning record as a starter.