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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.
list ordered by

1
4,401 428
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Quarterback

2
3,068 686
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tight end

3
2,109 582
Ty Law is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

4
2,065 502
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,818 484
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Placekicker

6
1,954 571
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Defensive lineman

7
1,628 513
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Guard

8
1,545 327
Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

9
1,941 411
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wide receiver

10
1,172 416
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Linebacker

11
1,888 407
Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Wide receiver

12
1,343 590
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,276 278
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

14
1,292 292
Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Punt returner

15
951 262
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Defensive tackle

16
1,189 499
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Quarterback

17
1,374 402
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

18
924 246
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Linebacker, Tight end

19
669 275
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Cornerback

20
730 277
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Running back

21
749 297
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tight end

22
882 279
Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wide receiver

23
738 258
Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

24
954 248
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Linebacker

25
660 267
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Quarterback

26
588 189
Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tackle

27
560 198
Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

28
573 187
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wide receiver

29
655 118
Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
JamieLamb added Cornerback

30
755 180
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Running back

31
442 189
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Linebacker

32
503 203
Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wide receiver, Placekicker

33
683 191
Lawyer Milloy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Strong Safety, Defensive back

34
523 55
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Linebacker

35
443 119
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Linebacker

36
422 234
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tight end

37
343 189
Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard, Linebacker

38
446 156
Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Running back, Fullback

39
636 206
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
fffttttttv added Cornerback

40
434 176
Irving Fryar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

41
508 174
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Running back

42
416 160
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Running back, Fullback

43
336 102
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Safety

44
343 209
Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Linebacker

45
493 211
Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Cornerback

46
468 220
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
john98cc added Running back

47
309 73
Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Tackle

48
300 79
Matthew Slater is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Safety, Wide receiver

49
252 94
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

50
351 72
Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver