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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
685 125
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

2
712 120
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

3
531 110
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
487 104
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

5
591 174
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

6
294 115
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
210 72
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
302 109
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
270 87
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

10
246 100
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
207 61
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
197 51
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

13
170 82
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

14
203 98
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

15
194 63
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Fred Jackson Running back

16
213 38
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added LeSean McCoy Running back

17
178 75
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

18
163 73
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

19
175 44
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

20
140 70
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

21
134 74
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

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22
135 55
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

23
114 72
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

24
123 57
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

25
108 67
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

26
116 60
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

27
128 36
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Doug Flutie Quarterback

28
117 73
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

29
103 43
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Joe Ferguson Quarterback

30
103 28
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ScottPolichette added Frank Reich Quarterback

31
141 92
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Takeo Spikes Linebacker

32
102 37
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

33
117 40
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

34
109 62
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

35
119 70
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

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36
107 75
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

37
91 92
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

38
98 38
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

39
80 34
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Reggie McKenzie Guard

40
80 28
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
72 24
Nate Odomes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Nate Odomes Cornerback

42
62 21
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Joe Cribbs Running back

The Best Buffalo Bills Wide Receivers of All Time

43
115 129
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

44
82 41
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

45
89 76
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Chris Spielman

46
127 120
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

47
60 31
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Brian Moorman Punter

48
56 19
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Jerry Butler Wide receiver

49
101 66
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added Marshawn Lynch Running back

50
63 36
Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Henry Jones Safety, Defensive back