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This is a list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time. As one of the original AFL teams in the early '60s, the first few decades of Bills football was defined by solid players, yet they lacked the playoff results to be seriously considered one of the NFL's premier teams. Players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson (we're talking about on the field accomplishments here) spearheaded those high flying Bills of the franchise's early years. With a combination of hitting the jackpot on high draft picks, shrewd trades and a seasoned head coach in Marv Levy, many of the greatest Bills in team history came from the team's most successful seasons during the 1990s. 

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed are considered by many to be the best Bills ever. These players were at the core of the Bills teams that went to the Super Bowl a league record four straight years from 1990-1993. Ultimately, these players never were able to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, The run of success that these BIlls players were a part of are looked back fondly by Bills fans. These Bills greats are still revered and popular in western New York. Despite the lack of a championship, it doesn't take away that they are considered some of the greatest Buffalo Bills in history. 

This list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time accounts for all players in its AFL and NFL history. If you notice that a player isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflect who should be considered the greatest Bills players in team history
 
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1
480 78
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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2
508 74
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

3
380 72
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
397 118
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

5
351 75
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

6
203 75
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
216 69
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

8
142 49
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

9
203 62
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

10
186 74
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
153 40
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
126 59
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

13
148 69
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

14
132 51
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

15
102 33
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

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16
122 52
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

17
115 41
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Fred Jackson Running back

18
105 50
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

19
92 51
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

20
109 27
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

21
81 52
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

22
80 58
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

23
86 43
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

24
100 44
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

25
80 50
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

26
82 29
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added LeSean McCoy Running back

27
69 28
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Joe Ferguson Quarterback

28
80 58
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

29
63 21
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Doug Flutie Quarterback

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30
68 70
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

31
101 73
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Takeo Spikes Linebacker

32
79 61
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

33
53 16
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ScottPolichette added Frank Reich Quarterback

34
56 22
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Reggie McKenzie Guard

35
74 27
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

36
62 24
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

37
82 55
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

38
75 51
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

39
50 22
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

40
57 27
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

41
58 33
Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sammy Watkins

42
40 13
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Joe Cribbs Running back

43
89 94
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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44
40 15
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

45
39 26
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Mike Stratton Linebacker

46
70 100
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

47
42 24
Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Henry Jones Safety, Defensive back

48
57 59
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Chris Spielman

49
51 30
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

50
34 16
Nate Odomes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Nate Odomes Cornerback