Las Vegas Raiders Best Players Of All Time
The Las Vegas Raiders are an American football team situated in the metropolitan area of Las Vegas. The Raiders are a member team of the National Football League’s American Football Conference West division.
The Raiders, one of the original AFL teams, have won three Super Bowls and one AFL title since their founding in 1960. Several members of this team have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame while playing for the Silver and Black.
Here is the top 5 Las Vegas Raiders Best Players Of All Time
1. Jim Otto
In all 10 seasons of the AFL’s history, Otto was a first-team AFL player. From 1961 to 1969, he was named to the AFL All-Star Team nine times in a row
Otto would provide the Raiders with five more years of high-end offensive line brilliance following the merger of the AFL and NFL.
From 1970 through 1972, he was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, twice as a first-team All-Pro. At the age of 36, Otto would retire from the Raiders following a 15-year career with the team.
2. Marcus Allen
Allen made an early impact for the Raiders, earning first-team All-Pro honors, making the Pro Bowl, and being voted the 1982 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. In 1983, the Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII. Allen would appear in four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1984 and 1987. He would earn the NFL MVP award in 1985.
3. Gene Upshaw
From 1967 to 1969, he was named to three consecutive All-League teams in the AFL, helping the Raiders win the AFL Championship in 1969. From 1972 to 1977, when the Raiders joined the NFL, Upshaw was named to three All-Pro first teams and six consecutive Pro Bowls. Upshaw played a key role in the Raiders’ first two Super Bowl victories in 1976 and 1980. He stepped down following the 1981 NFL season.
4. Charles Woodson
In 1998, Woodson was awarded Defensive Rookie of the Year and earned his first of four consecutive Pro Bowl selections. In 1999 and 2001, he made the first two of four All-Pro first teams he would make in Raiders uniforms. After helping the Raiders to the Super Bowl, his career took a turn for the worst when he moved to the Green Bay Packers.
5. Tim Brown
In 1988, as a rookie, Brown made the Pro Bowl as a return man, and again in 1991. From 1993 to 1997, Brown was a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver selection.
During his 17-year career in the NFL, he was a member of nine Pro Bowls. In 1997, he had the most receptions in the league with 104. As far as we can tell, Brown was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team during the 1990s. Brown had at least 1,000 receiving yards in every season from 1993 through 2001.