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
1,382 128
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

2
965 237
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

3
792 209
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback

4
595 208
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
491 137
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

6
555 165
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

7
470 121
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

8
619 189
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
468 152
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

10
421 136
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

11
324 97
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

12
359 56
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

13
331 63
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle

14
400 122
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback

15
447 204
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback

16
277 110
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

17
252 111
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

18
235 87
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end

19
219 64
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

20
237 88
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback

21
220 67
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

22
225 80
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback

23
202 77
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

24
240 111
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

25
174 85
Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

26
175 78
Conrad Dobler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

27
126 42
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist

28
151 29
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

29
150 66
Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Fullback

30
152 71
Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

31
118 37
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

32
147 65
Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

33
232 179
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Running back

34
124 70
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

35
124 67
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
azc21 added Running back, Return specialist

36
101 45
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
95 43
Deone Bucannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Connor Regan added

38
100 32
Mike Iupati is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Guard

39
129 101
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

40
93 41
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

41
89 32
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Running back

42
124 94
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
FaithJezek added

43
76 37
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
83 45
Luis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

45
110 65
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

46
53 7
Antrel Rolle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Devbo added Cornerback, Safety

47
64 49
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

48
66 44
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

49
47 11
Daryl Washington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
JamesRyan44 added Linebacker

50
76 44
Pat Tilley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver