Buffalo Bills: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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. Safety. 1963-69. George Saimes. 23. player. 16

The final safety on this list, George Saimes was one of the first stars for the Bills franchise. Playing seven seasons in Buffalo, the Michigan State product proved himself to be a top-tier playmaker during the 1960s.

Despite playing during an era in which passing wasn’t the main way to move the football, Saimes finished his time in Buffalo with 22 interceptions. It goes beyond the stats though when looking at his legendary career with the Bills.

Throughout his time in New York, Saimes amassed a long list of honors. That list includes five AFL All-Star selections, five All-AFL honors and two championships. He was eventually included on the All-AFL team, and was inducted into the Bills Hall of Fame. Suffice it to say, he made his presence felt in those seven seasons with the franchise.

It’s difficult to know the type of player Saimes was, seeing as it’s been nearly 50 years since he last played for the Bills. However based on the history, his track record and the role he played for two title winners, there was no way to leave him off this list of Buffalo greats.