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
1,995 343
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,727 312
Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
RodneyShifflett added Linebacker

3
1,529 280
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive end

4
1,736 451
Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

5
943 193
Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

6
1,173 156
Greg Olsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
bigulcards added Tight end

7
994 246
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

8
872 243
Muhsin Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
784 303
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Running back

10
550 168
Ryan Kalil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Center

11
657 201
Jordan Gross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tackle

12
576 197
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Running back

13
695 295
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Quarterback

14
591 189
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

15
633 214
John Kasay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker

16
507 219
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
jason-macdonald added Cornerback

17
504 204
Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Linebacker

18
501 183
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Tight end

19
453 177
Mike Minter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

20
200 5
Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Running Back

21
369 142
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

22
312 84
Kawann Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
joey87 added Kawann Short

23
368 161
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
wiabux added Cornerback

24
391 156
Mike Rucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

25
259 111
Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers of All Time
slaft added Linebacker