Top 50 Carolina Panthers

Added as an Expansion team in 1995, the Carolina Panthers took little time to become good as they would make the NFC Conference Finals in their second season of existence.  Competing in the NFC South, the Panthers have not yet won the Super Bowl, but they have won the NFC twice (2003 & 2015) so it is not like there has not been success for the Charlotte based franchise.


Note: Football lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.

This list is active up until the end of the 2018 Season.
There should be no question that Steve Smith is the greatest Wide Receiver in Carolina Panther history, and as of this writing is the best Panther period.
In terms of overall talent, Cam Newton arguably was at the top of this list before he ever threw a ball on the professional level.  Newton was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2010 at Auburn where he turned every head with his freakish physical abilities and as a rookie, he was the AP Rookie of the Year going to the…
Luke Kuechly has been the team's starting Middle Linebacker since he was drafted ninth overall from Boston College and he would be named the Defensive Rookie of the Year.  Kuechly almost immediately was the leader of the Panthers' defense, and in 2013 (his second year in the NFL) he was a First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowler for the first…
Julius Peppers was meant to be in a Carolina Panthers uniform.  Born in North Carolina and playing for UNC it was fitting that the 2001 Chuck Bednarik and Lombardi Award winner would be drafted by Carolina, which they did with the 2nd overall pick.  The Defensive End would be named the Defensive Rookie of the Year, and he would build…
Ryan Kalil would play his entire twelve season career with the Carolina Panthers where he started 145 of 148 Games.  Kalil played almost entirely at Center, and the five-time Pro Bowl Selection was a significant reason for the Panthers' rushing successful rushing attack.  Kalil was also a First Team All-Pro in both 2013 and 2015. 
Thomas Davis was drafted as a Safety in 2005, but the former First Rounder was also learning the role of Linebacker, which would be the position that he would stick within the NFL.  Davis would become a good Linebacker but missed the entire 2010 season due to injury and saw limited action in 2011. The Panthers never game upon him,…
Jordan Gross played all 11 of his seasons in the National Football League with the Carolina Panthers where he played at Right Tackle as a rookie.  The former 1st Round Pick would move to Left Tackle, which was where he would play for a decade.  He became the anchor of the Offensive Line and would go to three Pro Bowls…

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Muhsin Muhammad would become the 29th member of the 10,000 Receiving Yards Club, and he would accrue 9,255 of his 11,438 Yards as a Panther.  
Jake Delhomme bided his time with the New Orleans Saints, but he was never meant to see an opportunity in the Bayou.  The Quarterback would sign with the Carolina Panthers before the 2003 campaign and would not just win the starting job with Carolina but would become one of the better pivots of the game.
Kris Jenkins would win the starting Right Defensive Tackle position early in his rookie season (2001), and the former Maryland Terrapin would hold it until he was traded to the New York Jets in 2008.  Jenkins would be a three-time Pro Bowl Selection with Carolina, and in his first two, he was also named a First Team All-Pro and was…
John Kasay played with the Seattle Seahawks for the first four seasons of his career before he signed with the Carolina Panthers for their inaugural season in 1995 and he would stay there until he was released after the 2010 season.  The Place Kicker would suit up for the team in 221 Games, and he would make 351 Field Goals…
DeAngelo Williams arrived in Carolina as a late 1st Round Pick in 2006 where he would play at Running Back for nine seasons.  Williams started well, and in his third season (2008) he would set a career-high in Rushing Yards with 1,515 and a league-leading 18 Rushing Touchdowns.  He was left off of the Pro Bowl roster but would be…
Wesley Walls had already won a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers and then had two seasons in New Orleans where he was gaining more playing time than before, but it was in Carolina where he had his greatest success by a large margin.  A Panther for seven seasons, Walls was a Pro Bowl choice for five them, with…
Jonathan Stewart was a longtime Running Back for the Carolina Panthers where he was either the primary, secondary or tertiary back.  A Panther for all but three of his 134 career NFL Games, Stewart was a Pro Bowl Selection in 2015 but would have a higher Rushing Yard tally in 2009 where he finished with 1,133 and punched it in…
A 1st Round Pick in 2007 from the University of Miami, Jon Beason was a starting Linebacker immediately and was a Pro Bowl selection in his sophomore year in the NFL after being the runner-up for the Defensive Rookie of the Year.  That year, Beason was a First Team All-Pro and went to three straight Pro Bowls and was the…
Steve Beuerlein bounced around the NFL in stints with the Los Angeles Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, and Jacksonville Jaguars before landing in Carolina where he would have the best run of his NFL career.
Mike Minter would play his entire professional football career with the Carolina Panthers where he was a 1997 2nd Round Pick from the University of Nebraska, and the Cornhusker would quickly become the starting Free Safety and later Strong Safety, a position he would patrol from 1999 to 2006.  Minter would record 17 Interceptions for a franchise-high 421 Interception Return…
Greg Olsen is still with the Carolina Panthers where he has to date been a three-time Pro Bowl Selection, all of those years seeing him accrue over 1,000 Receiving Yards.  Olsen would be a Second Team All-Pro in two of those years (2015 & 2016) and to date has over 5,800 Receiving Yards and 37 TDs.  The former 7th Floor…
As of this writing, Trai Turner has been with the Carolina Panthers for five seasons where the last four have seen him selected to the Pro Bowl.  The Right Guard was a star at LSU, and his overall protection of the right side has been vital to the success of the Panthers' success and protection of Cam Newton.  Turner has…