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.

 

1
1,641 293
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

2
1,435 237
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Luke Kuechly Linebacker

3
1,226 239
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

4
1,432 376
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Cam Newton Quarterback

5
773 149
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Thomas Davis Linebacker

6
965 128
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Olsen Tight end

7
856 206
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

8
751 209
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Muhsin Muhammad Wide receiver

9
657 260
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
DeAngelo Williams Running back

10
437 133
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
472 144
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Jonathan Stewart Running back

12
544 175
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jordan Gross Tackle

13
588 254
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jake Delhomme Quarterback

14
491 166
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

15
547 185
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added John Kasay Placekicker

16
420 184
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Jon Beason Linebacker

17
391 171
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Josh Norman Cornerback

18
310 109
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Charles Johnson Defensive end

19
421 166
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wesley Walls Tight end

20
385 155
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Minter Safety, Defensive back

21
235 71
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

22
316 141
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Chris Gamble Cornerback

23
344 138
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
209 90
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Dan Morgan Linebacker

25
282 139
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time

26
214 95
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
185 57
Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
349 149
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Stephen Davis Running back

29
187 81
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Graham Gano Placekicker

30
288 231
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Kelvin Benjamin

31
137 70
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Charles Tillman Cornerback

32
160 55
Captain Munnerlyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Captain Munnerlyn Cornerback

33
143 42
Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tom Derr added Reggie White Defensive tackle, Defensive end

34
156 67
Star Lotulelei is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Star Lotulelei

35
149 60
Devin Funchess is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Devin Funchess

36
190 158
Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Michael Oher Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

37
102 48
Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Will Witherspoon Linebacker

38
129 36
Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
ILikeSports added Shaq Thompson

39
148 178
Greg Hardy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Greg Hardy Defensive end

40
116 60
DeShaun Foster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added DeShaun Foster Running back

41
130 54
Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Proehl Wide receiver

42
136 43
Trai Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Trai Turner

43
102 65
Roman Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Roman Harper Safety

44
103 71
Michael Bates is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Michael Bates Return specialist, Kickoff returner, Wide receiver

45
111 86
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Eric Davis Cornerback

46
169 45
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-1456082551498 added Kawann Short

47
102 45
Brad Hoover is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Brad Hoover Running back, Fullback

48
88 42
Andrew Norwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Andrew Norwell

49
85 47
Ricky Manning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Ricky Manning Cornerback

50
73 64
Mark Carrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Mark Carrier Wide receiver