Carolina Panthers All-Decade Team

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By Sports Radio WFNZ

In a decade that saw the Carolina Panthers go through one of the worst and best seasons in franchise history, get a new owner, find stability at quarterback and a head coach until 2019, and see some of the greatest players come through, it was a very notable decade for the Panthers. 

Let's take a look at who made the 2010-19 WFNZ All-Decade team.

Jason Huber and Brett Jensen contributed to this list. 
Quarterback: Cam Newton (2011-present) 
Obviously, it’s Newton. The best quarterback in franchise history. 

Cam Newton

Running Back: Jonathan Stewart (2008-17)

The Panthers all-time leading rusher.

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Running Back: Christian McCaffrey (2017-present)

In just a short three years, McCaffrey is already in the conversation for the best running back in franchise history.


Wide Receiver: Steve Smith, Sr. (2001-13)

He’s in the Panthers’ Hall of Honor for a reason

Steve Smith

Wide Receiver: D.J. Moore (2018-19)

In just his second year, he’s going to eclipse close to 100 receptions and more than 1,100 yards receiving.

DJ Moore

Tight End: Greg Olsen (2011-present)

Best trade in Panthers history got one of the best players in team history. 

Greg Olsen


Right Tackle: Taylor Moton (2017-present)
A difficult choice, but Moton gets the nod. 

Taylor Moton

Right Guard: Trai Turner (2014-present)

Several time Pro Bowler has been an anchor on the offensive line this decade. 

Trai Turner

Center: Ryan Kalil (2007-18)

The center is the leader of the offensive line and he excelled in that role. 

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Left Guard: Andrew Norwell (2014-17)

An undrafted player that became a Pro Bowl guard. 

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Left Tackle: Jordan Gross (2003-13) 

The greatest left tackle in team history.

Jordan Gross


Kicker: Graham Gano (2012-present) 
Gano has a franchise record of 28 consecutive field goals, including a 63 yarder to beat the Giants in 2018. 


Punter: Michael Palardy (2016-present)

Nothing flashy, but very dependable. 


Long Snapper: JJ Jansen (2009-present) 

He hasn’t had a bad snap since 2010.

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Returner: Ted Ginn, Jr. (2013, 2015-16)

Doesn’t have the greatest of hands, but can run like a deer and is very elusive. 

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Defensive End: Charles Johnson (2007-17)
Despite never making the Pro Bowl, Johnson was the clear choice here. 


Defensive Tackle: Kawann Short (2013-present)

When healthy, Short has proven to be one of the league’s top DTs.

Kawann Short

Defensive Tackle: Star Lotulelei (2013-17)

A very productive stint in Carolina that shored up the middle with Short. 

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Defensive End: Mario Addison (2012-present)

Addison has led the team in sacks in each of the last four years. 

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Cornerback: Josh Norman (2012-15)
Struggled early in his career but turned into an All-Pro before leaving town. 

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Cornerback: James Bradberry (2016-present)

Bradberry has become a top corner in the league and will get a big pay day this offseason. 


Safety: Kurt Coleman (2015-17) 

Was instrumental in the Panther’s Super Bowl run in 2015. 

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Safety: Roman Harper (2014-15)

You could always count on Harper to be in the right place at the right time. 

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Middle Linebacker: Luke Kuechly (2012-present)
Routinely considered one of the best, if not the best, MLB in the NFL. 


Outside Linebacker: Thomas Davis (2005-18)

A fan favorite for good reason. 

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Outside Linebacker: Shaq Thompson (2015-present) 

Has been getting better with each passing year.