The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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Here are the best Carolina Panthers of all time, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. This list includes the greatest football players who have played for the Carolina Panthers. Formed in 1995 with their expansion brothers the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Panthers have been one of the most up-and-down NFL 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 to 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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    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

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  2. 2
    + 680
    - 85

    added by RodneyShifflett
    Linebacker

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    + 750
    - 139

    most listed
    Quarterback

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  4. 4
    + 299
    - 43

    added by JabariParker12
    Linebacker

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  5. 5
    + 520
    - 149


    Defensive end

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  6. 6
    + 379
    - 112


    Running back

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    + 397
    - 49

    ranked low on reranks & added by bigulcards
    Tight end

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  8. 8
    + 329
    - 93


    Tackle

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  9. 9
    + 450
    - 117


    Linebacker

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  10. 10
    + 400
    - 98


    Wide receiver

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  11. 11
    + 218
    - 36

    added by slaft
    Running back

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  12. 12
    + 180
    - 26

    added by slaft
    Offensive Lineman, Center

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  13. 13
    + 341
    - 139


    Quarterback

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  14. 14
    + 275
    - 107


    Tight end

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  15. 15
    + 340
    - 109

    added by wiabux
    Placekicker

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    + 148
    - 32

    added by slaft
    Defensive end

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  17. 17
    + 241
    - 96


    Safety, Defensive back

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    + 255
    - 104


    Linebacker

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    + 243
    - 106


    Linebacker

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  20. 20
    + 220
    - 92


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    + 169
    - 78

    added by wiabux
    Cornerback

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    + 142
    - 57

    added by jason-macdonald
    Cornerback

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    + 161
    - 63

    added by bigulcards

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    + 81
    - 40

    added by slaft
    Linebacker

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    + 165
    - 94


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  26. 26
    + 205
    - 101


    Running back

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    + 42
    - 15
    Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by joey87
    Star Lotulelei

  28. 28
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    - 20

    added by -1456082551498
    Wide receiver

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    + 20
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    Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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    Kawann Short

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    + 33
    - 12

    added by joey87
    Wide receiver

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    + 29
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    added by joey87
    Running back

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  32. 32
    + 31
    - 12

    added by joey87
    Running back, Fullback

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    + 90
    - 60

    added by mandyclark25
    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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    + 53
    - 44

    added by slaft
    Cornerback

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  35. 35
    + 40
    - 31

    added by jason-macdonald
    Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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  36. 36
    + 23
    - 16

    added by joey87
    Cornerback

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    + 25
    - 27

    often listed & added by jason-macdonald
    Wide receiver

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    + 35
    - 42

    often listed & added by slaft
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    + 38
    - 24

    added by joey87
    Placekicker

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    + 26
    - 12

    added by joey87
    Linebacker

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    + 53
    - 18
    Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by joey87
    Kawann Short

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    + 46
    - 43

    added by slaft
    Quarterback

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    + 18
    - 17

    added by joey87
    Safety, Defensive back

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  44. 44
    + 25
    - 13

    added by -1456082551498
    Safety

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    + 24
    - 15
    Philly Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by -1456082551498
    Philly Brown

  46. 46
    + 63
    - 85

    often listed & added by JabariParker12
    Defensive end

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  47. 47
    + 97
    - 107


    Linebacker

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    + 27
    - 20
    Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by -1456082551498
    Devin Funchess

  49. 49
    + 40
    - 59

    added by bigulcards
    Quarterback

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    + 21
    - 14

    ranked low on reranks & added by joey87
    Safety

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