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
1,536 133
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,058 266
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback

3
900 222
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback

4
651 226
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

5
539 150
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

6
596 178
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver

7
535 126
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

8
676 198
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

9
461 142
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

10
502 154
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety

11
352 103
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

12
395 60
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

13
428 138
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback

14
359 70
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle

15
474 218
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback

16
299 115
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback

17
259 88
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end

18
269 117
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end

19
238 65
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

20
242 68
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

21
250 93
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback

22
237 83
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback

23
221 80
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback

24
255 117
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

25
143 44
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist