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
1,230 120
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

2
874 206
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

3
691 189
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback

4
524 194
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
429 130
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

6
492 157
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

7
555 176
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

8
428 141
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

9
425 116
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

10
371 129
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

11
297 90
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

12
315 45
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

13
358 102
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback

14
404 180
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback

15
292 58
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle

16
249 100
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

17
226 105
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

18
219 81
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end

19
196 59
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

20
212 80
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback

21
202 73
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback

22
198 66
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

23
184 75
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

24
217 109
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

25
159 79
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

26
156 75
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

27
110 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
145 65
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

29
141 62
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Fullback

30
104 32
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

31
213 160
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Running back

32
111 62
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

33
134 63
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

34
112 26
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

35
106 55
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Running back, Return specialist

36
92 25
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Guard

37
86 39
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

38
116 88
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

39
79 37
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added

40
82 35
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

41
74 25
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back

42
113 87
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added

43
96 54
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

44
63 34
Eric Swann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

45
67 43
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

46
54 42
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

47
36 6
Antrel Rolle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Devbo added Cornerback, Safety

48
88 65
Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

49
48 33
Rob Moore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

50
55 41
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Quarterback