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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 players 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 offense. 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 rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Carolina Panthers player of all time.

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1,079 182
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

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2
910 142
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
961 220
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

4
722 171
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

5
443 82
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Thomas Davis Linebacker

6
562 84
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Olsen Tight end

7
504 133
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

8
548 147
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

9
462 176
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

10
257 73
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
283 81
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
393 122
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
411 176
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
325 124
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

15
393 137
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added John Kasay Placekicker

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281 134
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

17
191 61
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Charles Johnson Defensive end

18
204 96
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Josh Norman Cornerback

19
281 120
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

20
310 132
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

21
213 97
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Chris Gamble Cornerback

22
257 112
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

23
201 98
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kelvin Benjamin

24
204 110
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

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118 61
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Dan Morgan Linebacker

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72 28
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244 119
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

28
85 46
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

29
66 21
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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105 34
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

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116 99
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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79 32
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

33
58 37
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Charles Tillman Cornerback

34
69 46
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Graham Gano Placekicker

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61 28
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

36
44 23
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Will Witherspoon Linebacker

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85 121
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Greg Hardy Defensive end

38
52 34
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added DeShaun Foster Running back

39
53 45
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

40
58 29
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

41
41 32
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Roman Harper Safety

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63 63
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Eric Davis Cornerback

43
50 36
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

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61 26
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Trai Turner

45
29 15
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

46
34 16
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

47
35 43
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
34 24
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Manning Cornerback

49
48 82
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kerry Collins Quarterback

50
46 29
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Brad Hoover Running back, Fullback