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A list of the best Arizona Cardinals of all time. A charter member of the NFL, the Cardinals were originally based in Chicago when they first joined the league. The team spent 49 years in the Windy City before moving to St. Louis ahead of the 1960 season. Those early Cardinals teams features multiple Hall of Famers like Charley Trippi, Ernie Nevers and John "Paddy" Driscoll. The last Cardinals team to win a championship was based in Chicago, and the year was 1947.

The St. Louis Cardinals featured some great players as well. Dan Dierdorf is a Hall of Fame lineman who spent his entire 13 year career in St. Louis. The same goes for Hall of Fame tight end Jackie Smith and cornerback Roger Wehrli. These players were some of the best Cardinals in team history. Ottis Anderson is considered one of the greatest Cardinals ever. Though the team made the playoffs only once during his time with the team, Anderson still holds several team records.

The Cardinals are currently based in Phoenix, and are now called the Arizona Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald, the team's superstar receiver and one of the best receivers in football, is bound for Canton and in 2008, the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl behind Fitzgerald, quarterback Kurt Warner and receiver Anquan Boldin. These players are considered the best Cardinals ever.

This is the list of the best Arizona Cardinals of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Arizona Cardinals player of all time.
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1
715 80
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

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2
533 122
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kurt Warner Quarterback

3
397 106
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Patrick Peterson Cornerback

4
308 120
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Aeneas Williams Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
257 69
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Wilson Safety

6
328 109
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

7
282 95
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

8
195 54
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
251 88
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Adrian Wilson Safety

10
243 86
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dan Dierdorf Tackle, Offensive Lineman

11
275 80
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dick Lane Cornerback

12
257 103
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Carson Palmer Quarterback

13
201 38
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback

14
172 34
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Darnell Dockett Defensive tackle

15
152 57
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Jackie Smith Tight end

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16
163 69
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Hart Quarterback

17
153 29
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Calais Campbell Defensive end

18
150 73
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Simeon Rice Defensive end

19
135 52
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Larry Centers Fullback

20
119 38
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback

21
102 31
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Karlos Dansby Linebacker

22
137 48
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roy Green Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

23
122 60
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roger Wehrli Cornerback

24
97 20
David Johnson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Jr.

25
147 78
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

26
111 54
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Neil Lomax Quarterback

27
115 58
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

28
105 46
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ernie Nevers Running back, Fullback

29
107 49
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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30
58 25
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Terry Metcalf Running back, Return specialist

31
139 106
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Emmitt Smith Running back

32
58 27
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

33
50 20
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Chris Johnson Running back, Return specialist

34
66 46
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

35
100 48
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ollie Matson Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

36
58 24
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Mel Gray Wide receiver

37
79 53
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added Andre Ellington

38
30 11
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Deone Bucannon

39
34 16
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Dwight Freeney Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

40
38 18
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Garrison Hearst Running back

41
29 18
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Boston Wide receiver

42
35 11
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Mike Iupati Guard

43
33 17
Eric Swann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Eric Swann Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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44
29 7
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Tight end

45
41 27
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Luis Sharpe Tackle, Offensive Lineman

46
72 48
Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Paddy Driscoll Quarterback

47
47 33
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

48
25 12
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Edgerrin James Running back

49
33 28
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Charley Johnson Quarterback

50
25 20
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Clyde Simmons Defensive end, Defensive lineman