Football The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time  

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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
 
list ordered by
1
1,031 182
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Defensive End
2
1,072 176
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Quarterback
3
797 157
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Running back
4
717 149
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Wide receiver
5
892 241
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Running back
6
430 158
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Linebacker
7
402 112
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Linebacker
8
312 108
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
9
428 159
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver
10
324 82
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Center
11
362 130
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Wide receiver
12
366 82
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle
13
250 105
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman
14
315 97
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Running back
15
301 144
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Wide receiver
16
366 94
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back
17
291 66
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Running back
18
253 104
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
19
245 95
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Running back, Fullback
20
210 90
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Offensive Lineman
21
175 95
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
22
167 86
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle
1964
23
200 78
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Placekicker
24
257 72
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Quarterback
25
192 104
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Safety