Football The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time  

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This is a list of the best Oakland Raiders of all time. The Silver and Black. Just Win, Baby. These are just a few of the phrases associated with what was once the most intimidating team in all off football: the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders. When Al Davis took over the team in 1962, a new style of football was formed. The greatest Raiders players blended speed and power, a new dimension to player evaluation introduced by Davis. The best Raiders ever attribute their success to the culture of the team and to Davis's leadership. The rowdy Raiders have been to Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s, the only team in NFL history to do so. Some of the best players in Raiders history were on these teams. Famous Oakland Raiders like Ken Stabler, Cliff Branch, and Fred Biletnikoff are some of the best Raiders skill players while Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and Jim Otto were powerful linemen whose grit allowed for these superstars to flourish. 

The later Raiders team were flashy with superstars like past players Jim Plunkett, Howie Long, and Marcus Allen, who is one of the best running backs of all time,  were parts of the later Super Bowl winning teams. Even though the team made a 12 year detour to Los Angeles, many of the team's best, most iconic players were in Oakland.

This is the list of the best Oakland Raiders. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Raiders, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Raiders ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.
list ordered by

1
1,035 215
Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,064 231
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,163 342
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

4
875 204
Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Guard

5
1,001 210
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide reciever

6
813 138
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver

7
742 123
Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker, Center

8
673 160
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tackle

9
723 151
Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

10
929 155
Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

11
1,155 200
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

12
605 93
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

13
553 107
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback

14
593 126
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Punter

15
545 88
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver

16
567 104
Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

17
654 80
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
velvet added Offensive Lineman

18
522 80
Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker

19
605 104
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

20
515 114
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback, Placekicker

21
565 127
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

22
410 107
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback

23
495 141
Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end

24
387 88
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Fullback, Tight end

25
403 168
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

26
358 108
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

27
499 131
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
velvet added Coach

28
328 96
George Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

29
331 108
John Matuszak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end

30
312 88
Phil Villapiano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker

31
313 73
Tom Flores is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Al Sobrante added Quarterback

32
267 95
Matt Millen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker

33
362 81
Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Khalil Mack Defensive end

34
308 117
Steve Wisniewski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

35
207 56
Ben Davidson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

36
243 122
Greg Townsend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

37
274 110
Derek Carr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Quarterback

38
263 85
Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

39
260 130
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
mandyclark25 added Wide receiver

40
219 107
Rod Martin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker

41
227 145
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Kadeebee added Wide reciever

42
256 173
Nnamdi Asomugha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback

43
173 104
Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Punter

44
205 116
Lincoln Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time

45
69 7
Otis Sistrunk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
LauraCannon added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

46
182 100
Dave Dalby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Center

47
182 108
Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tight end

48
189 91
Marvin Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

49
145 101
Don Mosebar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

50
134 69
Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Jacob Kampe added Linebacker