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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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2
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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

3
+ - 1,362 328
Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ty Law Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

4
+ - 1,358 270
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

5
+ - 1,305 385
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

6
+ - 1,053 314
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
John Hannah Guard

7
+ - 1,152 269
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

8
+ - 948 203
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

9
+ - 792 255
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Andre Tippett Linebacker

10
+ - 1,176 260
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

11
+ - 826 188
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rodney Harrison Safety, Defensive back

12
+ - 1,190 248
Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Julian Edelman Wide receiver

13
+ - 904 201
Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Troy Brown Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

14
+ - 972 269
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker

15
+ - 834 412
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wes Welker Wide receiver

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16
+ - 658 172
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

17
+ - 829 329
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

18
+ - 607 151
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

19
+ - 542 202
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

20
+ - 532 166
Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

21
+ - 614 180
Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Deion Branch Wide receiver

22
+ - 440 195
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Haynes Cornerback

23
+ - 493 196
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

24
+ - 476 181
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Grogan Quarterback

25
+ - 654 173
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Ninkovich Linebacker

26
+ - 391 127
Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Matt Light Tackle

27
+ - 386 148
Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

28
+ - 406 109
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Malcolm Butler

29
+ - 308 132
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Nelson Linebacker

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30
+ - 382 133
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

31
+ - 374 66
Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Devin McCourty Cornerback

32
+ - 527 139
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Kevin Faulk Running back

33
+ - 370 145
Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker

34
+ - 489 133
Lawyer Milloy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Lawyer Milloy Strong Safety, Defensive back

35
+ - 306 166
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

36
+ - 246 130
Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Nick Buoniconti Offensive Lineman, Guard, Linebacker

37
+ - 269 64
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jerod Mayo Linebacker

38
+ - 316 106
Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Sam Cunningham Running back, Fullback

39
+ - 258 151
Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ted Johnson Linebacker

40
+ - 204 13
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

41
+ - 307 119
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Irving Fryar Return specialist, Wide receiver

42
+ - 302 116
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jim Nance Running back, Fullback

43
+ - 356 122
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

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+ - 302 124
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

45
+ - 345 150
Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Asante Samuel Cornerback

46
+ - 152 49
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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+ - 104 58
Dan Koppen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dan Koppen Center

48
+ - 186 67
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dion Lewis Running back

49
+ - 155 52
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

50
+ - 306 194
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Derrelle Revis Cornerback