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The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time  

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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.
list ordered by
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Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver
2
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback
3
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback
4
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back
5
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver
6
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety
7
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
9
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback
10
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety
11
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
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Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Calais Campbell Defensive end
13
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback
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Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Darnell Dockett Defensive tackle
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Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback
16
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback
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Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end
18
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Karlos Dansby Linebacker
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Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Simeon Rice Defensive end
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Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Larry Centers Fullback
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David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back
22
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roy Green Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety
23
Dominique Rodgers-Cromar... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback
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Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback
25
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist