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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 60.0k votes 5.6k voters 136.1k 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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  • Bo Jackson1
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    Bo Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama, United States of America

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    #34 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#425 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Ted Hendricks2
    871
    134

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

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

  • Fred Biletnikoff3
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    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Dave Casper4
    938
    156

    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota

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    #12 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#1 of 26 The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s

  • Willie Brown5
    903
    142

    Willie Brown

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi

  • Cliff Branch6
    897
    140

    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • Lester Hayes7
    884
    146

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

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    #12 of 69 The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time#4 of 41 The Best Oakland Raiders Cornerbacks Of All Time

  • Tim Brown8
    1,515
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    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

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    #19 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#23 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

  • Charles Woodson9
    1,504
    313

    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

    BirthplaceSebring, Ohio, United States of America

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    #45 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#1 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

  • Jim Otto10
    1,076
    211

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

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    #20 of 28 The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances#8 of 54 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin

  • Gene Upshaw11
    1,247
    266

    BirthplaceRobstown, Texas, United States of America

  • Ken Stabler12
    1,531
    385

    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFoley, Alabama

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    #12 of 91 The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time#40 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames

  • Ray Guy13
    856
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    Ray Guy

    Punter

    BirthplaceSwainsboro, Georgia

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    #1 of 54 The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time#9 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Georgia

  • Howie Long14
    1,528
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    Howie Long

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    #7 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time#72 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • Jim Plunkett15
    886
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    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

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    #34 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#22 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Jack Tatum16
    1,037
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    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceCherryville, North Carolina

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    #233 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#10 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

  • Art Shell17
    961
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    Art Shell

    Tackle

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

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    #38 of 42 The Worst NFL Coaches of All Time#51 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

  • Marcus Allen18
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    Marcus Allen

    Running back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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    #12 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#1150 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Todd Christensen19
    580
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    Todd Christensen

    Fullback, Tight end

    BirthplaceBellefonte, Pennsylvania

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    #50 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#4 of 25 The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '80s

  • George Blanda20
    700
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    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

    BirthplaceYoungwood, Pennsylvania

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    #69 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#4 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Al Davis21
    804
    182

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

  • Mike Haynes22
    586
    156

    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas

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

  • Sebastian Janikowski23
    782
    219

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker

    BirthplaceWałbrzych, Poland

  • Lyle Alzado24
    707
    209

    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • George Atkinson25
    438
    116

    George Atkinson

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia