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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.

 

1
1,556 267
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

2
1,349 218
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
1,145 226
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

4
1,348 356
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

5
732 138
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Thomas Davis Linebacker

6
908 122
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Olsen Tight end

7
818 202
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

8
724 203
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

9
632 250
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

10
413 125
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
450 134
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
525 170
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
563 245
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
471 165
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
531 180
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added John Kasay Placekicker

16
402 178
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

17
366 163
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Josh Norman Cornerback

18
296 104
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Charles Johnson Defensive end

19
411 162
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

20
377 153
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

21
220 68
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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306 134
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Chris Gamble Cornerback

23
332 136
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
199 88
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Dan Morgan Linebacker

25
273 136
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
199 87
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
169 55
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
284 205
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kelvin Benjamin

The Best Carolina Panthers Running Backs of All Time

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335 145
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

30
169 75
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Graham Gano Placekicker

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129 66
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Charles Tillman Cornerback

32
131 37
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
148 53
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

34
183 148
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
148 63
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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137 57
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

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98 44
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Will Witherspoon Linebacker

38
118 34
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
143 170
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Greg Hardy Defensive end

40
110 56
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added DeShaun Foster Running back

41
123 51
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

42
127 41
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Trai Turner

The Best Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks of All Time

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100 67
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

44
96 62
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Roman Harper Safety

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108 83
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Eric Davis Cornerback

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160 44
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-1456082551498 added Kawann Short

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82 39
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Andrew Norwell

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80 44
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Manning Cornerback

49
70 63
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Mark Carrier Wide receiver

50
88 114
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kerry Collins Quarterback