Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021 revision of our top 50 New England Patriots of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
There are no additions to our top fifty, but three active Patriots moved up slightly, none of which affecting the top five, which as always, we present the top five.
1. Tom Brady
2. John Hannah
You can find the entire list here.
The three changes are:
Special Teams specialist, Matthew Slater, climbed from #30 to #28.
Defensive Back, Devin McCourty went up one spot to #39.
Former Defensive Player of the Year, Stefon Gilmore, went from #45 to #41.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.