Panthers HOF candidates now and in the future

Julius Peppers is entering his 17th NFL season.Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Kasay, Peppers top prospects for Hall call


John Kasay set the NFL single-season record with 37 field goals in 1996 (though the mark has since been eclipsed). He scored 1,970 points in the NFL (1,482 with Carolina), also playing for Seattle and New Orleans. With 42 field goals of 50 or more yards, he ranked second all-time in that category when his career concluded prior to the 2012 season. He was a member of the original Panthers in 1995, staying with the franchise through the 2010 season.

Still playing

Julius Peppers: This veteran defensive end ranks as No. 4 on the NFL's all-time sacks list with 154.5. He also has 11 interceptions, a notable number for an end. With nine Pro Bowl appearances and three All-Pro first-team selections, his credentials have a wide range. Entering his 17th season (this will be his 10th total with the Panthers covering two stints), his role has been reduced but his impact remains high in pass-rushing situations. He also spent time with Chicago and Green Bay.