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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
3,838 377
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tom Brady Quarterback

2
2,702 543
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rob Gronkowski Tight end

3
1,822 490
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
1,787 412
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Tedy Bruschi Linebacker

5
1,704 512
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

6
1,566 399
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

7
1,400 443
John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
John Hannah Guard

8
1,332 294
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
1,016 361
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Andre Tippett Linebacker

10
1,640 361
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

11
1,636 341
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
1,117 247
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Rodney Harrison Safety, Defensive back

13
1,139 528
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Wes Welker Wide receiver

14
1,139 264
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

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15
850 234
Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle

16
1,226 369
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Stephen Gostkowski Placekicker

17
1,041 450
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Drew Bledsoe Quarterback

18
811 215
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Vrabel Linebacker, Tight end

19
572 250
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Mike Haynes Cornerback

20
639 249
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

21
779 254
Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Deion Branch Wide receiver

The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

22
660 232
Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

23
658 275
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Ben Coates Tight end

24
846 227
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Rob Ninkovich Linebacker

25
581 239
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Steve Grogan Quarterback

26
493 179
Bruce Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time

27
507 171
Matt Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Matt Light Tackle

28
560 99
Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
JamieLamb added Devin McCourty Cornerback

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490 169
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

30
656 170
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Kevin Faulk Running back

31
386 175
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
wiabux added Steve Nelson Linebacker

32
448 184
Gino Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Gino Cappelletti Wide receiver, Placekicker

33
602 172
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
419 37
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Dont'a Hightower Linebacker

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374 212
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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376 102
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Jerod Mayo Linebacker

37
301 173
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
567 175
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
fffttttttv added Malcolm Butler Cornerback

39
391 141
Sam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Sam Cunningham Running back, Fullback

40
385 155
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
450 155
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Corey Dillon Running back

42
366 149
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Jim Nance Running back, Fullback

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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

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267 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
407 185
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
427 191
Asante Samuel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
Asante Samuel Cornerback

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251 54
Nate Solder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Nate Solder Tackle

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290 115
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
_1446658486548 added Dion Lewis Running back

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235 61
Matthew Slater is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New England Patriots of All Time
RobMahoney added Matthew Slater Safety, Wide receiver

50
207 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