The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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A list of the best Carolina Panthers of all time. Formed in 1995 with their expansion brothers the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Panthers have been one of the most up-and-down franchises during their existence. The early Panthers teams were some of the best in football. Carolina reached the NFC Championship Game in only its second year and had some of the best linebackers players in the league on that team. Franchise icons like Sam Mills, Kevin Greene, and Lamar Lathon were part of a brutal linebacking core that struck fear into the hearts of opposing offense. Also, one of the best receivers in team history, Mushin Muhammad, was drafted during the franchise's early years.

After a 1-15 season in 2001, the Panthers regrouped and by 2003, the team went its first Super Bowl. Led by some of the best players in team history like quarterback Jake Delhomme, Julius Peppers and Steve Smith, the Panthers fell three points shorts against the heavily favored New England Patriots. Smith in particular has established himself as one of the premier receivers in the league. He and Muhammad formed the best Panthers receiving duo to date. The team's fortunes turned after that run and now are looking to rebuild on the strength of franchise quarterback Cam Newton, who in his short time has become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

This is the list of the best Carolina Panthers 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 Carolina Panthers player of all time.
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    Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Steve Smith Wide receiver

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    Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Cam Newton Quarterback

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    Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Luke Kuechly Linebacker

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    Running back

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    Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Thomas Davis Linebacker

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    Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time


    Julius Peppers Defensive end

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    Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Greg Olsen Tight end

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    Tackle

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    Linebacker

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    Wide receiver

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    Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Jonathan Stewart Running back

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    Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time


    Jake Delhomme Quarterback

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    Offensive Lineman, Center

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    Tight end

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    Placekicker

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Defensive end

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    Linebacker

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    Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time


    Kevin Greene Linebacker

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    Cornerback

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Chris Gamble Cornerback

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    Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Kelvin Benjamin

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    Running back

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    Linebacker

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    Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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    DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    DeShaun Foster Running back

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    Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Eric Davis Cornerback

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    Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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    Defensive end

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    Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

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    Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Devin Funchess

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    Wide receiver

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    Linebacker

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Roman Harper Safety

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    Kawann Short

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    Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Charles Tillman Cornerback

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Kawann Short

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    Center

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    Star Lotulelei

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    Quarterback

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    Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Kerry Collins Quarterback

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    Tim Biakabutuka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Tim Biakabutuka

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    Quarterback

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    Colin Branch Safety, Defensive back

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