For a franchise that had zero Super Bowl wins before he took over as quarterback, it’d be nearly impossible to make the case against Tom Brady as the greatest Patriots player in history.
So who’s second-best?
The franchise had a number of down years but still has plenty of talent in its history.
From the dynasty era, there was overachieving linebacker Tedy Bruschi, jack of all trades Troy Brown and future Hall of Famer Ty Law.
Before them there were no championships but there were great players like like Gino Cappelletti and Hall of Famers Andre Tippett, Mike Haynes, and John Hannah.