When the Buffalo Bills were rattling off division titles in the early 1990s, the team featured some all-time greats. Who makes the team’s Mount Rushmore?
Winning football games has not always been easy for the Buffalo Bills. However, this team was great in the early 90s. Marv Levy, the winningest coach in team history (112-70-0), led the Bills to six AFC East division titles, eight playoff appearances and four Super Bowls.
Those Super Bowls have unfortunately plagued the franchise and have overshadowed some of the great players who played on those teams. Losing all four of those Super Bowl appearances, which was four in a row, has mired this team down for decades.
However, those all-time players have not been forgotten. Even with those heart shattering losses in the league’s biggest game, those rosters were built around some of the NFL’s best to ever play.
Before we breakdown the four players who made the Mount Rushmore, let’s hit some honorable mentions.
First, running back O.J. Simpson. You simply cannot tell the history of the Bills without talking about Simpson. The first player to rush for 2,000 or more yards, he was a sensation from 1972 to 1976. During his time with the Bills, he made the Pro Bowl six times with five All-Pro selections. He won the AP Offensive Player of the Year, Bert Bell Award and MVP all in 1973, and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
Next, guard Joe DeLamielleure. He played for the Bills from 1973-79, making five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams in that span. From 1975-77, he was named to both teams each year.
Now, which careers were iconic enough to make the Mount Rushmore?