NFL The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time  

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Here are the best Carolina Panthers of all time, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. This list includes the greatest football players who have played for the Carolina Panthers. Formed in 1995 with their expansion brothers, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Panthers have been one of the most up-and-down NFL franchises during their existence. The early Panthers teams were some of the best in football. Carolina reached the NFC Championship Game in only its second year and had some of the best linebackers in the league on that team. Franchise icons like Sam Mills, Kevin Greene, and Lamar Lathon were part of a brutal linebacking core that struck fear into the hearts of opposing offenses. Also, one of the best receivers in team history, Mushin Muhammad, was drafted during the franchise's early years.

After a 1-15 season in 2001, the Panthers regrouped and by 2003, the team went to its first Super Bowl. Led by some of the best players in team history like quarterback Jake Delhomme, Julius Peppers, and Steve Smith, the Panthers fell three points shorts against the heavily favored New England Patriots. Smith in particular has established himself as one of the premier receivers in the league. He and Muhammad formed the best Panthers receiving duo to date. The team's fortunes turned after that run and now are looking to rebuild on the strength of franchise quarterback Cam Newton, who in his short time has become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

This is the list of the best Carolina Panthers of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the greatest Carolina Panthers player of all time.

 

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1,469 249
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

2
1,275 198
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
1,064 215
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

4
1,278 337
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

5
677 128
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Thomas Davis Linebacker

6
839 116
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Olsen Tight end

7
765 187
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

8
682 189
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

9
596 236
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

10
379 114
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Ryan Kalil Offensive Lineman, Center

11
417 123
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
495 160
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
526 234
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
440 155
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

15
500 171
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added John Kasay Placekicker

16
370 172
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

17
331 153
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Josh Norman Cornerback

18
276 97
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Charles Johnson Defensive end

19
359 145
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

20
384 157
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

21
198 58
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

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22
291 127
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Chris Gamble Cornerback

23
321 132
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
181 86
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Dan Morgan Linebacker

25
258 135
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
180 77
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

27
271 179
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kelvin Benjamin

28
151 44
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

The Best Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks of All Time

29
308 140
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

30
117 58
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Charles Tillman Cornerback

31
144 69
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Graham Gano Placekicker

32
115 29
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

33
130 46
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

34
170 139
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

35
136 58
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

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88 41
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Will Witherspoon Linebacker

37
120 55
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

38
103 31
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
131 160
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Greg Hardy Defensive end

40
96 53
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added DeShaun Foster Running back

41
105 49
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

42
90 65
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

The Best Carolina Panthers Running Backs of All Time

43
84 57
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Roman Harper Safety

44
110 40
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Trai Turner

45
97 80
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Eric Davis Cornerback

46
141 43
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47
62 61
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Mark Carrier Wide receiver

48
68 41
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Manning Cornerback

49
69 37
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Andrew Norwell

50
78 109
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kerry Collins Quarterback