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
1,850 324
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,603 284
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker

3
1,394 266
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end

4
1,613 409
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

5
869 176
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

6
1,089 143
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end

7
939 227
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

8
822 226
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
741 283
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

10
500 158
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center

11
535 178
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back

12
611 189
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle

13
548 178
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

14
646 282
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

15
601 199
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

16
471 198
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

17
463 204
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback

18
346 132
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

19
471 174
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end

20
432 166
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

21
283 79
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

22
347 153
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback

23
373 147
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
237 101
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

25
306 149
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
254 115
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
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27
117 3
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

28
219 76
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

29
237 94
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Placekicker

30
380 164
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

31
166 82
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

32
190 51
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
179 42
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

34
188 74
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

35
194 80
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

36
221 178
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

37
129 53
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Linebacker

38
308 290
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added

39
186 80
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

40
148 67
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back

41
165 60
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Wide receiver

42
168 45
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added

43
172 202
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Defensive end

44
119 78
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
133 92
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

46
120 82
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Safety

47
136 49
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back, Fullback

48
113 51
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

49
203 50
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50
113 47
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
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