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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 former 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 were added to the roster. Tom Brady isn't only considered one of the most famous 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.
- 5,503575Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for... more
- 3,7941,013Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk" is an American football tight... more
- 2,851728Julian Francis Edelman (born May 22, 1986) is an American football wide receiver and punt... more
- 2,727652Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American... more
Troy BrownCornerback, Return specialistTroy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the... more
- 1,649397Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1971) is an American former professional football... more
- 2,274614John Allen Hannah (born April 4, 1951), nicknamed Hog, is a former American football left... more
Willie McGinestDefensive end, LinebackerWilliam Lee McGinest, Jr. (born December 11, 1971) is a former American football linebacker... more
Devin McCourtyCornerbackDevin McCourty (born August 13, 1987) is an American football free safety for the New England... more
- 2,733795Tajuan E. "Ty" Law (born February 10, 1974) is a former American football cornerback who... more
Dont'a HightowerLinebackerQualin Dont'a Hightower (born March 12, 1990) is an American football outside linebacker for... more
- 1,252323Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979) is a former American football defensive tackle... more
- 2,377683Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981) is a former American football nose tackle who... more
- 2,450741Tedy Lacap Bruschi (; born June 9, 1973) is a former professional American football player who... more
- 1,214317Michael George Vrabel (; born August 14, 1975) is an American football coach and former... more
- 2,333731Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972) is an American football placekicker for the... more
- 1,464498Andre Bernard Tippett (born December 27, 1959) is a former American football player who was an... more
- 899222Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976) is a former American football running back who spent his... more
Stanley MorganWide receiverStanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955) is an American former football player who was... more
- 731222Matthew Charles Light (born June 23, 1978) is a former American football offensive tackle who... more
Rob NinkovichLinebackerRobert Michael Ninkovich (born February 1, 1984) is a former American football outside... more
- 887286Logan Lee Mankins (born March 10, 1982) is a former American football guard who played eleven... more
- 57160Stephon Stiles Gilmore (born September 19, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the... more
- 678206Bruce Charles Armstrong (born September 7, 1965) is an American former football player who was... more
- 53392James Calvin White (born February 3, 1992) is an American football running back for the New... more