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This is a list of the best New England Patriots of all time. Prior to 1993, the New England Patriots were one of the laughingstocks of the entire NFL. The team had a small degree of the success in the mid 1970s but outside of a lone Super Bowl appearance after the 1985 season, the Patriots were a franchise stuck in the proverbial mud. Those aforementioned teams had some solid players, but few if any were considered the best in team history. Enter Bill Parcells. After the Tuna left the team, the foundation for success was in place. Parcells acquired some of the greatest Patriots ever including Ty Law, Drew Bledsoe, Adam Vinatieri and Tedy Bruschi.

It wasn't until Bill Belichick took over at the beginning of the 2000 season that many of the best Patriots players in team history started playing for the team. Tom Brady isn't only considered one of the greatest players in Patriots history, but one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Randy Moss, Troy Brown, Wes Welker, Rodney Harrison and Richard Seymour are considered the top players in Patriots history and all played for the team under the Belichick era. The team nearly made history in 2007 when it won every single it played until a shocking Super Bowl defeat to the New York Giants ended the Patriots hopes of being the second undefeated team in NFL history. No matter what you think of the Patriots, this list contains many of the best players during the team's run of success.

This list of the best New England Patriots of all time includes every player from the team's history. If you notice someone missing, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the best in Patriots history.

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tom Brady Quarterback

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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Gronkowski Tight end

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Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ty Law Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

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Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

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John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
John Hannah Guard

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Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Willie McGinest Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

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Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Julian Edelman Wide receiver

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Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Andre Tippett Linebacker

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Troy Brown Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

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Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rodney Harrison Safety, Defensive back

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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker

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Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

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Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wes Welker Wide receiver

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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

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Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

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Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Deion Branch Wide receiver

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Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

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Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Ninkovich Linebacker

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Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

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Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Grogan Quarterback

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Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Matt Light Tackle

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Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Devin McCourty Cornerback

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Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Haynes Cornerback

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Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Malcolm Butler

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Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

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Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Kevin Faulk Running back

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Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

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Lawyer Milloy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Lawyer Milloy Strong Safety, Defensive back

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Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Nelson Linebacker

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Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker

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Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

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Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jerod Mayo Linebacker

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Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

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Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

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Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Sam Cunningham Running back, Fullback

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Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Irving Fryar Return specialist, Wide receiver

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Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Nick Buoniconti Offensive Lineman, Guard, Linebacker

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LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

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Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jim Nance Running back, Fullback

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Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Asante Samuel Cornerback

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Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ted Johnson Linebacker

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Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Raymond Clayborn Cornerback, Defensive back

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Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dion Lewis Running back

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Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Nate Solder Tackle

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Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Derrelle Revis Cornerback