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.

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1,125 116
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

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808 188
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kurt Warner Quarterback

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636 168
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Patrick Peterson Cornerback

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471 179
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Aeneas Williams Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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398 118
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Larry Wilson Safety

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397 132
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Adrian Wilson Safety

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510 162
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

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452 147
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

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393 111
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dick Lane Cornerback

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341 119
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Dan Dierdorf Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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276 82
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

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336 83
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Tyrann Mathieu Cornerback

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287 37
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Calais Campbell Defensive end

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379 166
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Carson Palmer Quarterback

The Best Arizona Cardinals Wide Receivers of All Time

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275 48
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Darnell Dockett Defensive tackle

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248 31
David Johnson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Jr.

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212 97
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Simeon Rice Defensive end

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229 92
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Hart Quarterback

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204 76
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Jackie Smith Tight end

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186 47
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Karlos Dansby Linebacker

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196 72
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Larry Centers Fullback

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186 64
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback

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178 61
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roy Green Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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160 73
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Roger Wehrli Cornerback

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202 101
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

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147 69
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Neil Lomax Quarterback

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145 71
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

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96 33
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Terry Metcalf Running back, Return specialist

The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

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131 58
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ernie Nevers Running back, Fullback

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132 62
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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201 146
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Emmitt Smith Running back

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105 52
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

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96 47
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Chris Johnson Running back, Return specialist

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85 19
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Mike Iupati Guard

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95 25
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
David Johnson Tight end

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109 77
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

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86 31
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Mel Gray Wide receiver

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75 31
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Dwight Freeney Outside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

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71 28
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added Deone Bucannon

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121 61
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Ollie Matson Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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71 30
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Garrison Hearst Running back

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108 76
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added Andre Ellington

The Best Arizona Cardinals Quarterbacks of All Time

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88 44
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

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62 19
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Edgerrin James Running back

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48 33
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Boston Wide receiver

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53 31
Eric Swann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Eric Swann Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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56 39
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Luis Sharpe Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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43 27
Rob Moore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Rob Moore Wide receiver

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82 62
Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Paddy Driscoll Quarterback

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39 29
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Clyde Simmons Defensive end, Defensive lineman