Buffalo Bills All-Time team: Offense

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Honorable Mention: Fred Jackson 2004-2015

  • NFL all-purpose yards leader (2009)
  • First player in NFL history to compile 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards in a season (2009)
  • Oldest RB in the Super Bowl era to make his playoff debut (2016, 34)
  • 2010 Bills Walter Payton “Man of the Year” award

With the sheer number of great Buffalo Bills running backs to choose from, there were bound to a few left off the list. Fred Jackson being one of those guys.

Although, Fred Jackson suffered from various injuries over the course of his career, that did not take away from his stellar resume.

Jackson can be found in the middle of many “Top Running Backs of All Time” lists.

Jackson had arguably the best season of his career in 2013. Despite playing as the backup to C.J. Spiller most weeks, Jackson accumulated 1,283 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 total touchdowns. – American Football Database

O.J Simpson 1969-1979

Simpson was the most difficult player to leave off the list. But then again, a narrow finish behind Thurman Thomas is not bad at all.

  • 5× Pro Bowl (1972–1976)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1972–1976)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1973)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1973)
  • Bert Bell Award (1973)
  • AP Athlete of the Year (1973)
  • 4× NFL rushing yards leader (1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
  • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1973, 1975)
  • AFL All-Star (1969)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • National champion (1967)
  • Heisman Trophy (1968)
  • Maxwell Award (1968)
  • Walter Camp Award (1967)
  • 2× Unanimous All-American (1967, 1968)

I did not include many collegiate awards in this article, but Simpson had to be the exception. This is quite the resume, and to top it off he did it for your Buffalo Bills.

O.J. was truly dominant throughout his career, especially during his tenure with the Bills. Simpson led the league in rushing yards four separate times and took home the MVP in 1973.

American Football Database describes Simpson:

"“Simpson gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL’s all-time rushing list when he retired; he now stands at 21st. He was named NFL Player of the Year in 1973, and played in six Pro Bowls. He was the only player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14-game season and he’s the only player to rush for over 200 yards in six different games in his career. From 1972 to 1976, Simpson averaged 1,540 rushing yards per (14 game) season, 5.1 yards per carry, and he won the NFL rushing title four times.[23] Simpson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility”"

Steve Tasker 1985-1997

  • 7 time Pro-Bowl (1987, 1990–1995)
  • 5 time First-team All-Pro (1991–1995)
  • Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame

Tasker was another tough one to leave off the list as well. He is one of the all-time great Buffalo Bills player.

American Football Database describes Tasker:

"“Tasker stood just 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 183 lbs., however, despite his small size, he gained a reputation as one of the league’s most feared hitters, forcing numerous fumbles. Contributing to his success in breaking up kick and punt returns was his speed; he was almost always the first player to reach the return man. He was the first player to establish himself as a star almost exclusively through special teams play without being either a kicker or a returner.”"

Tasker played in seven pro-bowls and became the only player to win an MVP by being a special teamer.

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