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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
1,476 250
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

2
1,280 200
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
1,071 216
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

4
1,284 338
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

5
680 129
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Thomas Davis Linebacker

6
844 116
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Olsen Tight end

7
770 189
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

8
687 189
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

9
601 236
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

10
384 114
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
419 125
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
498 161
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
529 235
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
442 157
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

15
503 171
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added John Kasay Placekicker

16
374 172
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

17
334 154
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Josh Norman Cornerback

18
279 97
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Charles Johnson Defensive end

19
360 146
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

20
387 157
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

21
201 58
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

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22
293 127
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Chris Gamble Cornerback

23
321 132
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Rucker Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
182 86
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Dan Morgan Linebacker

25
259 135
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
182 78
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver

27
274 179
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kelvin Benjamin

28
153 45
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

The Best Carolina Panthers Running Backs of All Time

29
310 140
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

30
118 59
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Charles Tillman Cornerback

31
147 69
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Graham Gano Placekicker

32
117 30
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

33
133 46
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

34
172 139
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

35
138 58
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

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36
89 41
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Will Witherspoon Linebacker

37
123 55
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

38
106 31
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
134 160
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Greg Hardy Defensive end

40
98 54
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added DeShaun Foster Running back

41
87 57
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Roman Harper Safety

42
91 65
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

The Best Carolina Panthers Wide Receivers of All Time

43
107 50
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

44
113 40
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Trai Turner

45
97 82
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Eric Davis Cornerback

46
143 43
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-1456082551498 added Kawann Short

47
71 41
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Manning Cornerback

48
63 62
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Mark Carrier Wide receiver

49
71 37
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Andrew Norwell

50
80 109
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kerry Collins Quarterback