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Here is a ranking of the top Buffalo Bills throughout history. The first several decades of Bills football, as one of the original AFL clubs in the early 1960s, were marked by good players, but they lacked the postseason outcomes to be taken seriously as one of the NFL’s top teams.

Those high-flying Bills of the franchise’s early years were led by players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson (we’re talking about on-the-field successes here).

Who is the most famous Buffalo Bill?
Who is the most famous Buffalo Bill?

Many of the greatest Bills in team history came from the team’s most prosperous seasons in the 1990s thanks to a combination of winning big with high draft picks, shrewd trades, and an experienced head coach in Marv Levy.

Many people think the best Bills ever were Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, and Andre Reed. The Bills teams that made it to the Super Bowl a league-record four years in a row from 1990 to 1993 were built around these guys.

Although these players ultimately fell short of winning the elusive Super Bowl, Bill supporters still have fond memories of the successful run these players were a part of.

In western New York, these legendary Bills players continue to be admired and loved. Despite the fact that they never won a championship, they are still regarded as some of the finest Buffalo Bills in history.

All players from the team’s AFL and NFL histories are included on this list of the greatest Buffalo Bills ever. Please feel free to add any players you think belong on this list but aren’t there.

Vote and rerank this list to reflect the players who truly deserve to be regarded as the best in Bills franchise history.


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