football players The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time  

Originally by
17k votes 1.7k voters 26k views 157 items Follow Embed

List Rules Vote for your favorite Carolina Panther.

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.

list ordered by

1
+ - 1,010 176
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time The Best Tech Blogs

2
+ - 848 131
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
+ - 905 201
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

4
+ - 413 74
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Thomas Davis Linebacker

5
+ - 673 167
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

6
+ - 530 77
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Greg Olsen Tight end

7
+ - 483 125
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

8
+ - 446 168
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

9
+ - 522 141
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

10
+ - 246 63
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ryan Kalil Offensive Lineman, Center

11
+ - 274 72
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
+ - 379 114
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
+ - 392 169
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
+ - 304 120
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

15
+ - 380 129
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
John Kasay Placekicker

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time The Creepiest Sports Mascots

16
+ - 181 53
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Charles Johnson Defensive end

17
+ - 270 127
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

18
+ - 193 88
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Josh Norman Cornerback

19
+ - 269 115
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

20
+ - 300 127
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

21
+ - 200 93
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Chris Gamble Cornerback

22
+ - 250 107
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

23
+ - 193 90
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

24
+ - 107 56
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Dan Morgan Linebacker

25
+ - 196 106
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
+ - 59 27
Ranker Video v
Kawann Short

27
+ - 234 114
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

28
+ - 76 38
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

29
+ - 110 87
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

The Best Football Players Ever How To Annoy Your Bartender

30
+ - 56 17
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

31
+ - 50 35
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Charles Tillman Cornerback

32
+ - 87 33
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kawann Short

33
+ - 65 29
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Star Lotulelei

34
+ - 62 42
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Graham Gano Placekicker

35
+ - 40 20
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Will Witherspoon Linebacker

36
+ - 55 25
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

37
+ - 48 32
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeShaun Foster Running back

38
+ - 79 113
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Greg Hardy Defensive end

39
+ - 50 44
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

40
+ - 51 27
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

41
+ - 60 60
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Eric Davis Cornerback

42
+ - 36 30
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Roman Harper Safety

43
+ - 43 33
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Devin Funchess

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History The Best Suspense Movies on Netflix

44
+ - 43 26
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Brad Hoover Running back, Fullback

45
+ - 21 11
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

46
+ - 33 40
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mark Carrier Wide receiver

47
+ - 47 77
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kerry Collins Quarterback

48
+ - 27 23
Star Lotulelie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Star Lotulelie

49
+ - 27 14
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Shaq Thompson

50
+ - 41 57
Brentson Buckner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Brentson Buckner Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle