Falcons’ greatest moment, No. 5: Bartkowski Trade

The Falcons had traded All-Pro offensive lineman George Kunz and the third overall pick in the draft, which turned out to be offensive guard Ken Huff, to the Colts for the first overall pick and a sixth-round pick, which was linebacker Fulton Kuykendall. Bartkowski, at 6-foot-4 with long blond hair and coming out of the University of California, became the face of the franchise and would go on to set every passing record in Falcons history, which included 23,470 passing yards and 154 touchdown passes during his 11-year career. Those records stood for over 20 years until Matt Ryan came along.

Quarterback Steve Bartkowski became the face of the franchise and would go on to set every passing record in Falcons history. (Mike Powell/Getty Images)

No. 5: The Trade to get ‘Bart’

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