Who is on the Carolina Panthers’ second-tier Mount Rushmore?

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Which legendary figures throughout the 26-year history of the Carolina Panthers should be on their second-tier Mount Rushmore?

Last year at Cat Crave we published a feature detailing who should be on the Carolina Panthers’ Mount Rushmore. The team has benefitted from some of the league’s very best talents throughout their brief history and although this hasn’t come with an elusive first Super Bowl, there have been plenty of near misses and lots of memorable moments thrown in for good measure.

For those who missed it, here was out Mount Rushmore of Panthers’ legends.

  • Cam Newton – QB
  • Luke Kuechly – LB
  • Julius Peppers – DE
  • Steve Smith – WR

Not many would argue with this list considering what each of them gave to the Panthers. But it did get us thinking about if there was a second-tier Mount Rushmore of Carolina players past or present, who would make the cut?

This is probably more debatable than the original four.

Everyone will have different opinions based on what era they may have grown up watching or what player is remembered fondly for emotional reasons. It’s a hot topic, of that there is little doubt. But we attempted to solve the riddle anyway.

With this in mind, here are the four who made the second-tier Mount Rushmore cut in my humble opinion.