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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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1
2,990 261
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
2,101 375
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Gronkowski Tight end

3
1,409 346
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
1,398 288
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

5
1,346 402
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

6
1,093 328
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
John Hannah Guard

7
1,194 280
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

8
987 212
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
817 267
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Andre Tippett Linebacker

10
1,225 268
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

11
857 194
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rodney Harrison Safety, Defensive back

12
1,234 255
Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Julian Edelman Wide receiver

13
931 207
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
998 283
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker

15
679 177
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

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16
859 423
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wes Welker Wide receiver

17
848 339
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

18
630 156
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

19
551 174
Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

20
555 208
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

21
631 188
Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Deion Branch Wide receiver

22
451 200
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Haynes Cornerback

23
507 201
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

24
674 179
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Rob Ninkovich Linebacker

25
487 186
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Grogan Quarterback

26
406 128
Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Matt Light Tackle

27
418 118
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
fffttttttv added Malcolm Butler

28
395 150
Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

29
392 135
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

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30
318 133
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Steve Nelson Linebacker

31
390 69
Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
JamieLamb added Devin McCourty Cornerback

32
544 143
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Kevin Faulk Running back

33
381 147
Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker

34
502 136
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
313 169
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

36
255 131
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
276 69
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Jerod Mayo Linebacker

38
227 14
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

39
326 108
Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Sam Cunningham Running back, Fullback

40
262 154
Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ted Johnson Linebacker

41
313 121
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
308 119
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jim Nance Running back, Fullback

43
367 126
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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311 128
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
john98cc added LeGarrette Blount Running back

45
350 156
Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Asante Samuel Cornerback

46
158 51
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
slaft added Raymond Clayborn Cornerback, Defensive back

47
109 62
Dan Koppen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
slaft added Dan Koppen Center

48
159 56
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Patrick Chung Safety

49
315 202
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Derrelle Revis Cornerback

50
190 75
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
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