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Who we picked for the Silver Season team's offense 

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Have you voted yet for the Panthers Silver Season team of the best players of the last 25 seasons of Panthers football?

You should take a look at our position-by-position guide to the ballot as we offer incisive analysis on each pick. Remember to vote and cast your ballot here.


Steve Beuerlein | Kerry Collins | Jake Delhomme | Cam Newton

Will's pick (Newton): Newton owns every QB in the Panthers record book and several more in the NFL record book. He is Carolina's only NFL MVP and took the team to Super Bowl 50. Easy pick here.

Max's pick (Newton): Ditto. Everyone loves Jake, but yeah, Newton is the obvious choice.


William Floyd | Howard Griffith | Brad Hoover | Mike Tolbert

Will's pick (Hoover): The "Toll-dozer" was a touchdown machine, but I'm picking Hoover for his longevity and his pass-catching. He had more scrimmage yards than Tolbert as a Panther. Before there was LUUUUKE, there was HOOOOV.

Max's pick (Tolbert): I'm taking Tolbert. His bowling ball running style was amazing to watch. You just don't see a lot of guys carrying the ball in the NFL with Tolbert's unique body type. He's also hilarious and was super friendly to those of us conducting interviews. Thanks for that, Tolb.

Running Back

Tshimanga Biakabutuka | Stephen Davis | DeShaun Foster | Christian McCaffrey | Jonathan Stewart | DeAngelo Williams

Will's picks (Stewart): Stewart is Carolina's all-time leading rusher and he partnered with DeAngelo Williams to become the first pair of teammates to each top 1,100 rushing yards in the same season, doing it in 2009. Sure, McCaffrey can get there, but the all-time body of work still points to Stewart.

Max's pick (McCaffrey): McCaffrey just put together the best single season by a running back in franchise history. And he's just getting started.

View photos of Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart during his football career.

Tight End

Jeff King | Kris Mangum | Greg Olsen | Wesley Walls

Will's pick (Olsen): Olsen has now passed Walls in terms of receiving yards as a tight end, and now only trails him in touchdown receptions. I'm going with Olsen and betting that he has a healthy, productive season in 2019.

Max's pick (Olsen): Walls is an OG, but Olsen is the only tight in NFL history with three straight 1,000-yard seasons.

Wide Receiver (2)

Kelvin Benjamin | Mark Carrier | Devin Funchess | Brandon LaFell | Muhsin Muhammad | Steve Smith Sr.

Will's picks (Muhammad, Smith): Smith and Muhammad were both productive and had long careers. Despite stints with other teams, their legacies are with Carolina, and with all-time receiving yardage heads and shoulders above everyone else, this is an easy pick.

Max's pick (Muhammad, Smith): Don't you miss watching these two?


Frank Garcia | Geoff Hangartner | Ryan Kalil | Jeff Mitchell

Will's pick (Kalil): Kalil was a five-time Pro Bowler and finished his career with the second-most starts of any offensive lineman in franchise history.

Max's pick (Kalil): Kalil was also one of the most respected leaders in franchise history.

Guard (2)

Mathew Campbell | Kevin Donnalley | Andrew Norwell | Trai Turner | Mike Wahle | Travelle Wharton

Will's pick (Turner, Wahle): Turner has now been selected to four Pro Bowls, the most by any Panthers guard. Wahle was a big part of Carolina's 2005 team that advanced to the NFC Championship. He earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors that season.

Max's pick (Turner, Wharton): What a steal Turner has proven to be. The former third-round pick from LSU has developed into one of the league's best interior lineman. Wharton was a versatile lineman who was smart, tough and dependable. Now he's on the coaching staff trying to pass on that wisdom.

Tackle (2)

Byron Bell | Blake Brockermeyer | Jordan Gross | Mike Remmers | Todd Steussie | Chris Terry

Will's pick (Gross, Steussie): Gross is now a member of the Panthers Hall of Honor as he played in more games than any other Panthers lineman. Steussie was on Carolina's 2003 Super Bowl team which finished in the top 10 in the NFL in rushing.

Max's pick (Gross x2): So hear me out. Technically, Gross played left and right tackle during his tenure. Since I love Gross so much, I'm voting in young Gross for right tackle and veteran Gross for left tackle. Brilliant, I know.