Football 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
2,057 354
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver
2
1,782 324
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker
3
1,586 284
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end
4
1,788 468
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback
5
978 202
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker
6
1,209 157
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end
7
1,022 252
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
8
898 252
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver
9
578 173
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center
10
803 317
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back
11
689 204
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle
12
597 208
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back
13
723 304
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback
14
611 194
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
15
653 217
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker
16
523 238
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback
17
516 212
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker
18
526 185
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end
19
471 182
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
20
382 150
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end
21
245 8
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back
22
328 89
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short
23
384 164
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback
24
407 157
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
25
275 115
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker