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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.

1
3,847 378
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tom Brady Quarterback

2
2,710 546
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Gronkowski Tight end

3
1,830 492
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
1,794 415
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tedy Bruschi Linebacker

5
1,572 402
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

6
1,708 516
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

7
1,406 445
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
John Hannah Guard

8
1,340 294
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
1,022 361
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Andre Tippett Linebacker

10
1,649 363
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

11
1,647 343
Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Julian Edelman Wide receiver

12
1,121 247
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rodney Harrison Safety, Defensive back

13
1,145 530
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wes Welker Wide receiver

14
1,144 266
Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Troy Brown Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

15
854 235
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

16
1,231 371
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker

17
1,045 454
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Drew Bledsoe Quarterback

18
813 218
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

19
577 251
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Haynes Cornerback

20
643 250
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

21
783 255
Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Deion Branch Wide receiver

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22
663 234
Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

23
659 277
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

24
850 229
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Rob Ninkovich Linebacker

25
584 240
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Grogan Quarterback

26
497 181
Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

27
508 171
Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Matt Light Tackle

28
563 99
Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
JamieLamb added Devin McCourty Cornerback

The Best New England Patriots Wide Receivers of All Time

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491 170
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

30
658 170
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Kevin Faulk Running back

31
387 175
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Steve Nelson Linebacker

32
449 185
Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker

33
604 172
Lawyer Milloy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Lawyer Milloy Strong Safety, Defensive back

34
423 37
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

35
374 213
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

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36
379 102
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Jerod Mayo Linebacker

37
302 173
Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Nick Buoniconti Offensive Lineman, Guard, Linebacker

38
568 178
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
fffttttttv added Malcolm Butler Cornerback

39
391 142
Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Sam Cunningham Running back, Fullback

40
387 155
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Irving Fryar Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
452 155
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

42
367 149
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jim Nance Running back, Fullback

The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time

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307 193
Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ted Johnson Linebacker

44
270 81
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Patrick Chung Safety

45
409 186
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
john98cc added LeGarrette Blount Running back

46
430 191
Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Asante Samuel Cornerback

47
254 54
Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Nate Solder Tackle

48
238 61
Matthew Slater is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Matthew Slater Safety, Wide receiver

49
291 116
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
_1446658486548 added Dion Lewis Running back

50
208 82
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
slaft added Raymond Clayborn Cornerback, Defensive back