NFL 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
1,590 138
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver
2
1,097 277
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Quarterback
3
936 230
Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Cornerback
4
676 234
Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back
5
563 157
Larry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety
6
617 185
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Wide receiver
7
710 203
Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
8
554 136
Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback
9
522 158
Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Safety
10
475 150
Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
11
365 110
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
12
412 64
Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end
13
444 150
Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Kenne_W added Cornerback
14
371 74
Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
bigulcards added Defensive tackle
15
487 224
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Quarterback
16
312 118
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
willyboymcoy added Quarterback
17
269 89
Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Tight end
18
247 68
Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Linebacker
19
276 122
Simeon Rice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Defensive end
20
251 69
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety
21
258 93
Larry Centers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
ericrdahl added Fullback
22
229 80
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
Cornerback
23
245 87
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
TylerFerris added Cornerback
24
152 44
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Running back, Return specialist
25
258 122
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time