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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 60.5k votes 5.5k voters 134.3k views173 items

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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 Hall of Fame-level 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.

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  • 1
    Bo Jackson
    1,766
    317

    Bo Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama, United States of America

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    #34 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#5 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

  • 2
    Ted Hendricks
    868
    119

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

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    #29 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time#16 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

  • 3
    Fred Biletnikoff
    1,187
    217

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 4
    Dave Casper
    948
    150

    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota

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    #13 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#10 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

  • 5
    Willie Brown
    910
    136

    Willie Brown

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi

  • 6
    Cliff Branch
    903
    127

    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • 7
    Lester Hayes
    891
    140

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

  • 8
    Charles Woodson
    1,525
    316

    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

    BirthplaceSebring, Ohio, United States of America

  • 9
    Tim Brown
    1,530
    324

    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

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    #23 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#2 of 82 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time

  • 10
    Jim Otto
    1,098
    216

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

  • 11
    Gene Upshaw
    1,274
    276

    BirthplaceRobstown, Texas, United States of America

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    #14 of 69 The Best NFL Players From Texas#5 of 50 The Best Oakland Raiders First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

  • 12
    Jim Plunkett
    889
    157

    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

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    #35 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#183 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 13
    Jack Tatum
    1,067
    216

    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceCherryville, North Carolina

  • 14
    Ray Guy
    866
    155

    Ray Guy

    Punter

    BirthplaceSwainsboro, Georgia

  • 15
    Art Shell
    993
    219

    Art Shell

    Tackle

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

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    #38 of 42 The Worst NFL Coaches of All Time#53 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

  • 16
    Ken Stabler
    1,568
    401

    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFoley, Alabama

  • 17
    Howie Long
    1,556
    399

    Howie Long

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    #77 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes#6 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

  • 18
    Marcus Allen
    1,762
    482

    Marcus Allen

    Running back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

  • 19
    George Blanda
    710
    157

    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

    BirthplaceYoungwood, Pennsylvania

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    #70 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#3 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

  • 20
    Todd Christensen
    589
    116

    Todd Christensen

    Fullback, Tight end

    BirthplaceBellefonte, Pennsylvania

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    #50 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#39 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 21
    Al Davis
    817
    181

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

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    #14 of 26 The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time#4 of 26 The Best NFL Team Owners of All Time

  • 22
    Mike Haynes
    598
    155

    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas

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    #198 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#32 of 246 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time

  • 23
    Sebastian Janikowski
    797
    216

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker

    BirthplaceWałbrzych, Poland

  • 24
    Lyle Alzado
    720
    210

    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

  • 25
    George Atkinson
    449
    112

    George Atkinson

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia