Football 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
2,123 362
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver
2
1,847 328
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker
3
1,646 290
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end
4
1,837 476
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback
5
1,011 209
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker
6
1,249 159
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end
7
1,049 261
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
8
921 257
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver
9
599 180
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center
10
827 324
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back
11
716 209
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle
12
618 218
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back
13
745 310
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback
14
634 198
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
15
675 221
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker
16
528 217
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
17
536 251
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback
18
543 188
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end
19
485 186
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
20
396 154
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end
21
283 10
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back
22
341 95
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short
23
397 168
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback
24
420 159
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
25
290 118
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker