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A list of the best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of all time. Formed in 1976, the Buccaneers had some really, really bad teams for the first part of its history. Despite a few playoff trips in the late '70s and early '80s, the Bucs were tough to watch. They did have one of the best defensive ends in NFL history in Lee Roy Selmon. The same goes for legendary quarterback Doug Williams. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, Williams left the team for the USFL in a contract dispute. It took them years to recover. In the mid-'90s, the Buccaneers finally started to turn things around when they started to acquire the players that would make up the foundation of contending teams to come. Many of these players are considered the best in team history. Some, like lineman Warren Sapp, are some of top at their respective position. Sapp in particular is one of the best defensive tackles of all time.

Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber and John Lynch were all parts of strong defensive teams that were perennial playoff contenders. On offense, fullback Mike Alstott was one of the team's most popular players because of his hard-nosed running. Finally after the 2003 season, the Bucs captured their first Super Bowl title behind the efforts of some of the best players in team history one of the best defenses of all time.

This is the list of the best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneers player of all time.
list ordered by

1
802 125
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker

2
734 167
Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

3
668 138
Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

4
572 114
John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

5
585 121
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

6
514 100
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end

7
358 115
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end

8
373 119
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back

9
249 72
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle

10
256 41
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

11
272 115
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker

12
238 70
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

13
265 118
Doug Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback

14
257 143
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

15
169 66
James Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
muzziac added Running back, Fullback

16
198 112
Joey Galloway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
wiabux added Return specialist, Wide receiver

17
144 47
Paul Gruber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
slaft added Tackle

18
125 50
Jimmie Giles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tight end

19
228 133
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Wide receiver

20
209 175
Doug Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

21
155 91
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

22
188 116
Brad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback

23
128 39
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udontneedtoknowmyname added Placekicker

24
109 47
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slaft added Tackle

25
189 142
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
josh-gillin added Quarterback