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The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time 

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List Rules Please rank the players only on their time with the Cardinals

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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Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback from Burlington, Iowa, United States of America
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Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback and Safety from New Orleans, Louisiana
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Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
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Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback from Austin, Texas
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Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver from Pahokee, Florida
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Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety from Rigby, Idaho
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Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety from High Point, North Carolina
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Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Calais Campbell Defensive end from Denver, Colorado
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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle and Offensive Lineman from Canton, Ohio, United States of America
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Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback from New Orleans, Louisiana
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Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback from Fresno, California, United States of America
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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 from Burtonsville, Maryland
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Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
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Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback from Evanston, Illinois
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Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Karlos Dansby Linebacker from Birmingham, Alabama
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Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roy Green Cornerback and Return specialist from Magnolia, Arkansas
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Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Larry Centers Fullback from Tyler, Texas
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Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end from Columbia, Mississippi
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David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromar... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback from Bradenton, Florida
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Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Simeon Rice Defensive end from Chicago, Illinois
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Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback from New Point, Missouri
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Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time