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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    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

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    most listed
    Quarterback

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    - 73

    added by RodneyShifflett
    Linebacker

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    - 32

    added by JabariParker12
    Linebacker

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    - 100

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Running back

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  6. 6
    + 465
    - 138


    Defensive end

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    - 42

    ranked low on reranks & added by bigulcards
    Tight end

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    - 82


    Tackle

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    Linebacker

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    - 87


    Wide receiver

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    added by slaft
    Running back

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  12. 12
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    - 22

    added by slaft
    Offensive Lineman, Center

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    Quarterback

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    - 94


    Tight end

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    added by wiabux
    Placekicker

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    - 88


    Safety, Defensive back

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    + 121
    - 28

    added by slaft
    Defensive end

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    + 219
    - 99


    Linebacker

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    - 97


    Linebacker

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    + 118
    - 38

    added by jason-macdonald
    Cornerback

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    - 87


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    - 73

    added by wiabux
    Cornerback

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    - 50

    added by bigulcards

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    - 88


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    Running back

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    + 60
    - 36

    added by slaft
    Linebacker

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    + 32
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    added by jason-macdonald
    Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

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    - 13

    added by joey87
    Running back

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    added by slaft
    Cornerback

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    added by mandyclark25
    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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    - 13

    added by -1456082551498
    Wide receiver

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    - 72

    added by JabariParker12
    Defensive end

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    + 19
    - 12
    Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by -1456082551498
    Devin Funchess

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    - 99


    Linebacker

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    + 18
    - 21

    added by jason-macdonald
    Wide receiver

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    + 27
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    added by slaft
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    - 5
    Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by -1456082551498
    Safety

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    added by joey87
    Cornerback

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    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by joey87
    Kawann Short

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    + 17
    - 33

    added by -1456082551498

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    + 11
    - 11

    added by joey87
    Safety, Defensive back

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

    added by -1456082551498
    Kawann Short

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    + 19
    - 31

    added by slaft
    Center

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    + 36
    - 38

    added by slaft
    Quarterback

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    + 29
    - 11
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by joey87
    Star Lotulelei

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    + 32
    - 52

    added by bigulcards
    Quarterback

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    + 6
    - 8
    No image

    added by joey87

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    + 7
    - 10
    Tim Biakabutuka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

    added by -1456082551498
    Tim Biakabutuka

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    added by -1456082551498
    Safety, Defensive back

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    added by -1456082551498
    Quarterback, Wide receiver

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