3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Raiders History

By michael obermuller
Who are the three greatest wide receivers in Raiders history?
Who are the three greatest wide receivers in Raiders history? / Focus On Sport/Getty Images
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The relocated Las Vegas Raiders franchise, formerly Los Angeles and Oakland, has become one of the more iconic organizations, despite the geographical changes. Established in 1960, the franchise has won four total championships, three of which came during the Super Bowl era.

There have been some tremendous wide receivers to represent the Black & Silver, but these three stand out above the rest in Raiders' history.

3. Cliff Branch (1972-86)

Cliff Branch catches a pass in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Cliff Branch catches a pass in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. / George Rose/Getty Images

Cliff Branch was not only a star performer, he was a winner. The Raiders won three of their championships while he was with the franchise, and Branch was awarded with three First-Team All-Pro honors during that stretch. He led the NFL in receiving yards once and receiving touchdowns twice. Branch's 8,685 yards is currently third all-time for Raiders, with 67 TD's off 501 receptions. He is tied for the record of the longest touchdown reception in NFL history, at 99 yards.

2. Fred Biletnikoff (1965-78)

Fred Biletnikoff catches a pass against the Patriots.
Fred Biletnikoff catches a pass against the Patriots. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

A teammate of Branch during his later years, Fred Biletnikoff is an all-time NFL legend. He finished just above Branch in games, yardage, receptions and touchdowns, so everything except for championships won. Biletnikoff was named Super Bowl MVP in 1976, but he was also an AFL Champion before the merger. He was honored as both First-Team All-Pro and First-Team All-AFL, and now he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1. Tim Brown (1988-2003)

Tim Brown is currently the number one Raiders wide receiver all-time.
Tim Brown is currently the number one Raiders wide receiver all-time. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

Tim Brown's stats with the Raiders are unmatched. With over 14,700 receiving yards and 1,070 total receptions (plus 99 receiving TDs) for the franchise, no one is even remotely close. His 61.4 yards per game is also amongst the best, and tops both of the legends above. The former first-round pick became a nine-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 1990's All-Decade Team. Brown never won a Super Bowl, but he was a part of the team that lost one in 2002-03. He is now a member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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