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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
1,320 125
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

2
926 221
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

3
752 195
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback

4
562 201
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
464 132
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

6
524 161
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

7
450 119
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

8
591 184
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
451 149
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

10
398 133
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

11
310 94
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

12
340 51
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

13
316 60
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle

14
431 192
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback

15
384 114
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback

16
265 104
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

17
237 109
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

18
228 83
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end

19
208 63
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

20
224 84
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback

21
210 66
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

22
216 78
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback

23
193 75
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

24
227 110
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

25
170 80
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

26
167 75
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

27
121 38
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist

28
149 66
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

29
145 63
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Fullback

30
136 26
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

31
111 34
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

32
225 168
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Running back

33
140 64
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

34
116 60
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Running back, Return specialist

35
117 66
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

36
93 43
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

37
89 40
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added

38
96 29
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Guard

39
123 97
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

40
87 39
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

41
122 90
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added

42
81 30
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back

43
70 34
Eric Swann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

44
105 60
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

45
78 43
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

46
58 47
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

47
43 7
Antrel Rolle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Devbo added Cornerback, Safety

48
61 41
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

49
42 9
Daryl Washington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
JamesRyan44 added Linebacker

50
91 66
Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback