And sorry, Peppers has had the best career of a Panther, but Smith is a close second.
With Steve Smith discounting his rookie year where he was not allowed to practice with the Wr's and 2004 where he went out first game you have a player that has averaged 1159 Ypg a season. (If my memory serves correctly there is only one or two WRs that have a higher avg for this time frame with a much better QB play). While Jake couldn't muster a QB rating over 88 on a run first team w/o a second receiver for the most part.
With Pep you had an average of 11 sacks per season, while playing on what was regarded for a while as the best defensive line in football for a while, and later on in his career was still pretty solid. Although in his defense Trgo was a poo coordinator but so was Dan Henning. Also 2007 was inexcusable.
They both were solid on special teams. Pep blocked FGs and Smitty returned TDs and made it to the pro bowl on this merit.
I feel based on comparisons between there reg season play slight edge is to Smitty. But in playoffs it is not even close
Smitty 97rec ypg and a td.
Pep 2 sacks and an int over his entire post season career. Both played 8 post season games.