Football The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time  

Ranker NFL
Originally by
16.3k votes 1.9k voters 48.5k views 77 items

List Rules Please rank the players only on their time with the Buccaneers

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
882 138
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker
2
727 151
Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back
3
797 182
Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
4
627 125
John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
5
635 137
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
6
569 106
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end
7
396 125
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end
8
398 140
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back
9
316 54
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver
10
300 127
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker
11
296 97
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle
12
288 82
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker
13
283 155
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver
14
284 128
Doug Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback
15
189 73
James Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
muzziac added Running back, Fullback
16
213 121
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
163 51
Paul Gruber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
slaft added Tackle
18
140 54
Jimmie Giles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tight end
19
246 142
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Wide receiver
20
223 192
Doug Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end
21
203 120
Brad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback
22
148 45
Ranker Video
udontneedtoknowmyname added Placekicker
23
213 161
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
josh-gillin added Quarterback
24
149 102
Keenan McCardell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Wide receiver
25
155 123
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
RichardBeecher added Quarterback