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
1,776 313
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,544 268
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker

3
1,337 254
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end

4
1,557 390
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,048 134
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end

6
833 164
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

7
907 218
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

8
794 216
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
711 275
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

10
473 150
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center

11
510 165
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back

12
584 183
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle

13
521 172
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

14
615 271
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

15
577 192
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

16
452 190
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

17
435 194
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback

18
335 117
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

19
448 170
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end

20
410 160
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

21
260 77
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

22
336 147
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback

23
359 142
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
221 96
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

25
294 143
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
241 105
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
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27
206 68
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
219 86
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Placekicker

29
365 158
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

30
151 77
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

31
166 48
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive tackle, Defensive end

32
176 63
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

33
181 67
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
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34
299 268
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added

35
71 2
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

36
209 167
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

37
172 73
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

38
160 40
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
115 49
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Linebacker

40
134 63
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back

41
148 58
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Wide receiver

42
151 45
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added

43
159 195
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Defensive end

44
114 72
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Safety

45
111 73
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

46
122 90
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

47
188 48
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48
100 48
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

49
118 47
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back, Fullback

50
99 45
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
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