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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 61.7k votes 5.5k voters 135.3k 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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  • Bo Jackson1
    1,801
    334

    Bo Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama, United States of America

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    #34 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#110 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Ted Hendricks2
    891
    131

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

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

  • Fred Biletnikoff3
    1,207
    222

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Dave Casper4
    968
    154

    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota

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    #12 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#12 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

  • Willie Brown5
    929
    144

    Willie Brown

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi

  • Cliff Branch6
    921
    137

    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • Lester Hayes7
    907
    146

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

  • Charles Woodson8
    1,554
    320

    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

    BirthplaceSebring, Ohio, United States of America

  • Tim Brown9
    1,562
    326

    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

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

  • Jim Otto10
    1,111
    220

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

  • Gene Upshaw11
    1,291
    279

    BirthplaceRobstown, Texas, United States of America

  • Ray Guy12
    884
    158

    Ray Guy

    Punter

    BirthplaceSwainsboro, Georgia

  • Jack Tatum13
    1,082
    221

    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceCherryville, North Carolina

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    #17 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#234 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Art Shell14
    1,001
    226

    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

  • Jim Plunkett15
    906
    162

    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

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    #1417 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#32 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • Ken Stabler16
    1,592
    403

    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFoley, Alabama

  • Howie Long17
    1,581
    405

    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#77 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • Marcus Allen18
    1,788
    487

    Marcus Allen

    Running back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

  • George Blanda19
    723
    160

    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

    BirthplaceYoungwood, Pennsylvania

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    #69 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#27 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Todd Christensen20
    596
    119

    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

  • Al Davis21
    826
    190

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

  • Mike Haynes22
    611
    160

    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas

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    #198 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#43 of 69 The Best NFL Players From Texas

  • Lyle Alzado23
    733
    216

    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

  • Sebastian Janikowski24
    807
    222

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker

    BirthplaceWałbrzych, Poland

  • George Atkinson25
    450
    117

    George Atkinson

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia