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
1,719 306
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,498 256
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker

3
1,293 245
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end

4
1,510 383
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

5
808 157
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

6
1,011 132
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end

7
883 212
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

8
774 212
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
686 267
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

10
453 141
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center

11
493 156
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back

12
563 180
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle

13
505 170
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

14
602 266
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

15
563 189
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

16
437 190
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

17
417 186
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback

18
325 113
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

19
436 170
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end

20
398 158
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

21
250 74
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

22
329 145
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback

23
349 142
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

24
213 96
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

25
287 143
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
230 101
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

27
198 63
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
208 83
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Placekicker

29
359 155
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

30
146 75
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

31
170 59
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback

32
156 46
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
172 62
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

34
296 257
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added

35
166 68
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

36
149 37
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

37
202 166
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

38
109 49
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Linebacker

39
126 63
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back

40
146 43
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added

41
140 57
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Wide receiver

42
43 1
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

43
154 188
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Defensive end

44
111 67
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Safety

45
106 72
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

46
116 89
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

47
183 45
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-1456082551498 added Kawann Short

48
96 42
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added

49
109 46
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Running back, Fullback

50
92 48
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Cornerback