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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.
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1
782 123
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker

2
713 161
Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

3
651 136
Ronde Barber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

4
556 113
John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

5
571 121
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

6
504 100
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end

7
348 115
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive end

8
363 118
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back

9
243 68
Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Defensive tackle

10
266 114
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Linebacker

11
242 41
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

12
229 70
Lavonte David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

13
258 118
Doug Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback

14
249 140
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
ejlinehan added Wide receiver

15
193 108
Joey Galloway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
wiabux added Return specialist, Wide receiver

16
163 66
James Wilder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
muzziac added Running back, Fullback

17
135 47
Paul Gruber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
slaft added Tackle

18
220 129
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Wide receiver

19
118 50
Jimmie Giles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Tight end

20
206 166
Doug Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

21
179 114
Brad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Quarterback

22
151 89
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

23
118 37
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udontneedtoknowmyname added Placekicker

24
179 138
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
josh-gillin added Quarterback

25
137 110
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time
RichardBeecher added Quarterback