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A list of the best Arizona Cardinals of all time. A charter member of the NFL, the Cardinals were originally based in Chicago when they first joined the league. The team spent 49 years in the Windy City before moving to St. Louis ahead of the 1960 season. Those early Cardinals teams features multiple Hall of Famers like Charley Trippi, Ernie Nevers and John "Paddy" Driscoll. The last Cardinals team to win a championship was based in Chicago, and the year was 1947.

The St. Louis Cardinals featured some great players as well. Dan Dierdorf is a Hall of Fame lineman who spent his entire 13 year career in St. Louis. The same goes for Hall of Fame tight end Jackie Smith and cornerback Roger Wehrli. These players were some of the best Cardinals in team history. Ottis Anderson is considered one of the greatest Cardinals ever. Though the team made the playoffs only once during his time with the team, Anderson still holds several team records.

The Cardinals are currently based in Phoenix, and are now called the Arizona Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald, the team's superstar receiver and one of the best receivers in football, is bound for Canton and in 2008, the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl behind Fitzgerald, quarterback Kurt Warner and receiver Anquan Boldin. These players are considered the best Cardinals ever.

This is the list of the best Arizona Cardinals 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 Arizona Cardinals player of all time.
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767 90
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

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2
566 130
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kurt Warner Quarterback

3
428 112
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Patrick Peterson Cornerback

4
325 131
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Aeneas Williams Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
276 77
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Wilson Safety

6
304 100
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

7
268 93
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Adrian Wilson Safety

8
350 120
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
254 92
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dan Dierdorf Tackle, Offensive Lineman

10
206 61
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

11
292 84
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dick Lane Cornerback

12
221 42
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback

13
270 113
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Carson Palmer Quarterback

14
186 36
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Darnell Dockett Defensive tackle

15
162 58
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Jackie Smith Tight end

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16
175 73
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Hart Quarterback

17
168 30
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Calais Campbell Defensive end

18
155 80
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Simeon Rice Defensive end

19
142 57
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Larry Centers Fullback

20
127 41
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback

21
113 34
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Karlos Dansby Linebacker

22
143 52
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roy Green Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

23
126 64
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roger Wehrli Cornerback

24
111 22
David Johnson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Jr.

25
151 82
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

26
114 58
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Neil Lomax Quarterback

27
118 59
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

28
106 48
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ernie Nevers Running back, Fullback

29
109 51
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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30
62 26
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Terry Metcalf Running back, Return specialist

31
146 114
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Emmitt Smith Running back

32
62 30
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

33
55 24
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Chris Johnson Running back, Return specialist

34
104 51
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ollie Matson Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

35
68 52
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

36
82 56
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added Andre Ellington

37
59 27
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Mel Gray Wide receiver

38
34 15
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Deone Bucannon

39
37 20
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Dwight Freeney Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

40
42 13
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Mike Iupati Guard

41
41 21
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Garrison Hearst Running back

42
35 10
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Tight end

43
30 21
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Boston Wide receiver

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44
35 20
Eric Swann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Eric Swann Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

45
49 34
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

46
42 30
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Luis Sharpe Tackle, Offensive Lineman

47
72 52
Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Paddy Driscoll Quarterback

48
35 29
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Charley Johnson Quarterback

49
22 10
Ron Wolfley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ron Wolfley Running back

50
26 21
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Clyde Simmons Defensive end, Defensive lineman