Football 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

1
1,548 135
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,067 267
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

3
908 223
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback

4
654 229
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
543 152
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

6
599 181
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

7
538 129
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

8
680 201
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
464 143
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

10
505 155
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

11
355 104
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

12
397 62
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

13
432 140
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback

14
361 72
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle

15
477 219
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback

16
302 115
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

17
260 88
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end

18
270 118
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

19
240 65
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

20
243 68
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

21
252 93
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback

22
224 80
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

23
238 85
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback

24
256 119
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

25
145 44
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist