This is the second post in Kurt’s epic quest to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
To see all the posts in this series, of which there will be one for every franchise, click here.
During the mid-1960s, the city of Atlanta had become fertile ground for professional sports franchises. A new multi-purpose stadium was going up, and the city had already become successful in getting a Major League Baseball team to move to the Deep South for the first time.
Football would be next.