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
1,655 295
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,446 240
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker

3
1,240 240
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end

4
1,446 378
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

5
781 150
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

6
974 128
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end

7
861 206
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

8
755 209
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
662 260
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

10
441 134
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center

11
476 145
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back

12
547 175
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle

13
591 257
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

14
494 166
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

15
549 186
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

16
423 185
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

17
397 173
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback

18
313 109
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

19
424 166
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end

20
386 155
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

21
238 71
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

22
317 141
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback

23
345 138
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
210 90
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

25
283 139
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
218 95
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

27
188 57
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
351 149
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

29
192 81
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Placekicker

30
291 234
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added

31
139 70
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

32
146 42
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive tackle, Defensive end

33
161 56
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

34
154 60
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

35
158 67
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

36
194 158
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

37
103 48
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Linebacker

38
132 36
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
119 60
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back

40
132 54
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Wide receiver

41
149 180
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Defensive end

42
139 43
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added

43
106 65
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Safety

44
104 71
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

45
113 86
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

46
172 45
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-1456082551498 added Kawann Short

47
91 42
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added

48
104 45
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back, Fullback

49
87 47
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

50
74 64
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Wide receiver