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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
554 83
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

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2
524 88
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

3
414 81
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
375 79
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

5
430 131
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

6
216 84
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
155 54
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
230 83
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

9
215 70
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

10
203 81
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
165 46
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
136 66
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
160 76
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

14
146 57
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

15
118 37
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
127 46
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Fred Jackson Running back

17
133 59
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

18
115 57
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

19
124 31
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

20
102 57
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

21
90 55
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

22
96 45
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

23
108 48
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

24
87 63
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

25
100 30
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added LeSean McCoy Running back

26
89 53
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

27
79 22
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Doug Flutie Quarterback

28
76 32
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Joe Ferguson Quarterback

29
86 62
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

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30
108 80
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Takeo Spikes Linebacker

31
86 64
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

32
73 78
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

33
61 17
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ScottPolichette added Frank Reich Quarterback

34
83 28
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

35
70 25
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

36
60 24
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Reggie McKenzie Guard

37
83 54
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

38
60 23
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

39
89 60
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

40
49 18
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

41
64 33
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

42
44 15
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Joe Cribbs Running back

43
96 100
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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44
60 31
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

45
43 28
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Mike Stratton Linebacker

46
64 63
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Chris Spielman

47
78 109
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

48
46 26
Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Henry Jones Safety, Defensive back

49
40 16
Nate Odomes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Nate Odomes Cornerback

50
36 21
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Brian Moorman Punter