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

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

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

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

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Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Greg Olsen Tight end

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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

7
+ - 430 150
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

8
+ - 462 115
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

9
+ - 499 134
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

10
+ - 228 53
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ryan Kalil Offensive Lineman, Center

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

12
+ - 363 111
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
+ - 378 163
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

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+ - 363 127
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
John Kasay Placekicker

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+ - 171 49
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Charles Johnson Defensive end

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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

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+ - 264 120
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

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+ - 184 79
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Josh Norman Cornerback

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+ - 261 109
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

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

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+ - 192 87
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Chris Gamble Cornerback

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+ - 186 83
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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

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

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Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

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Kawann Short

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Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

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+ - 46 33
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Charles Tillman Cornerback

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+ - 107 82
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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+ - 80 30
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kawann Short

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+ - 48 14
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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

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+ - 38 20
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Will Witherspoon Linebacker

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+ - 55 40
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Graham Gano Placekicker

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+ - 47 25
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

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+ - 77 104
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Greg Hardy Defensive end

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+ - 45 31
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeShaun Foster Running back

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+ - 47 24
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

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+ - 48 41
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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+ - 40 24
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Brad Hoover Running back, Fullback

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+ - 51 24
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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+ - 59 57
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Eric Davis Cornerback

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+ - 33 27
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Roman Harper Safety

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+ - 47 74
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kerry Collins Quarterback

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+ - 31 38
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mark Carrier Wide receiver

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+ - 52 55
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Beuerlein Quarterback

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+ - 40 31
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Devin Funchess

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+ - 40 55
Brentson Buckner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Brentson Buckner Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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+ - 36 27
Philly Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Philly Brown