During the 2015 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers surprised many due to their performance. They finished the regular season with a 15 – 1 mark and went ahead to the Super Bowl 50 where they were beaten by the Denver Broncos. The Panthers have always had a good team over the years who have pushed them up to where they are now. The best players of all times in this team are the ones who have made the team to be the New kids on the block now. Panthers started playing in the NFL since 1995. The team is full of great all-time players, some who are still with the team while others have already been poached out.
Here is our list of the top 10 best Carolina Panthers of All Times
10. Greg Olsen, TE
Since joining the club in 2011, Greg Olsen has been a superstar at the Panthers. He has proven to be a Panthers best TE in the history of the franchise. In 2013, he was the most underrated TE after having a brilliant season. In 2014, he had the best year of his career, 1,000 yards and a career high of 84 passes. He might end up being the number of the team as he continues to play with them.
9. John Kasay,K
Between the year 1995 – 2011, John Kasay played for the Panthers. He was the longest who stayed with the Panthers for 15 years. He made 351 of his 424 career field goal attempts which sums up to an 82.7% clip. He is the one who holds all the panthers kicking records finishing with 1,482 points.
8. Muhsin Muhammad, WR
He was drafted in the 1996 NFL draft and stayed with them until 2004. He rejoined the team in 2008 – 2009. During his time with the franchise, he proved to be one of the best well-rounded receivers that the team has ever had. He was the best blocking wide receiver and a prolific pass catcher. He had 696 catches for 9,255 yards and 50 touchdown catches. He made the NFL All-Pro team in 2004 and was a two-time Pro Bowler.
7. DeAngelo Williams, RB
From 2006 to 2014, De Angelo Williams was an all-time leader in rushing touchdowns and rushing yards. He proved to be the heart and soul of the Panthers during his time with them. During the 2008 season, he rushed for 1,515 yards and had a total of 20 touchdowns. In 2009, he rushed for 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns, making him be named to the Pro Bowl.
6. Luke Kuechly, LB
Luke has been with the Panthers since 2012 and yet he has accomplished so much. He has 196 assisted tackles and 313 solo career tackles which in total are 599 tackles for the 4 years he has been with the franchise. Since joining the club, he has been the undisputed leader and keeps improving every year.
5. Cam Newton, QB
He joined the Panthers in 2011 and to date, he is one of the greatest quarterbacks for the franchise. In the five years, he has been with the Panthers, he has thrown for 14,426 passing yards , 54 interceptions, and 82 TDs. He has run 500 yards in all the five seasons he has played making a total of 2,500 yards, 33 rushing touchdowns and rated at 85.4.
4. Steve Smith, WR
For 13 years, Steve Smith played for the Panthers and had the most successful seasons of his career. He was a dependable, dedicated and an extra talented player. He completed the 13 seasons with an all-time leader in receiving yards, receptions, punt return yards, receiving touchdowns, and punt return touchdowns.
3. Jake Delhomme, QB
Jake joined the Panthers in 2003 and left in 2009 after having a successful career as a quarterback for 7 years with the franchise. He kept people on the edge of their seats with his prototypical up and down quarterback movements. He sustained a career record of 56-40, 126 touchdowns, and throw for 20,975.
2. Julius Peppers, DE
8 years with the Panthers made him be one of the best defense ends in the team. He has the speed, power,and technique that no other Panther has ever displayed. He is the all-time leader in terms of sacks with 81 sacks, 300 plus tackles with the team. He represented the Panthers in the Pro Bowl 5 times.
1. Sam Mills, LB
He played no.51 for the team from 1995 to 1997. Whereas the other stars had more size and talent, none had a big heart like Sam Mills and that is what made him be considered the best player of all times for the Panthers. Name anything good about a human spirit and you will get it in Sam Mills. He was a relentless defensive for the team while on the field and while off the field, he had the best character that was loved by all. During the 3 years, he was with the team, he was a mentor and helped lead the Panthers to the NFC title game.
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