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The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.5k votes 274 voters 5k views 51 items

Big fan of Atlanta football? Then check out this list of Atlanta Falcons linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Atlanta Falcons history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Atlanta defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Falcons LBs include Keith Brooking, John Rade, Jessie Tuggle, and Tommy Nobis.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Atlanta Falcons starting LBs and backup LBs are Vic Beasley, De'Vondre Campbell, Deion Jones, LaRoy Reynolds, and Duke Riley. 

Who are the best linebackers in Atlanta Falcons history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Atlanta Falcons starting linebacker.

list ordered by
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Jessie Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

2
Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Deion Jones

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

3
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

4
Keith Brooking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Keith Brooking

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

5
De'Vondre Campbell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
De'Vondre Campbell

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

6
Curtis Lofton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

7
Sean Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Sean Weatherspoon

Seasons: 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

8
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Vic Beasley

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

9
Clay Matthews, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994

10
Fulton Kuykendall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

11
Buddy Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

12
Paul Worrilow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Paul Worrilow

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

13
Joel Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Joel Williams

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

14
John Rade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
John Rade

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

15
Greg Brezina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

16
Don Hansen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Don Hansen

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

17
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012

18
Al Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Al Richardson

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

19
Stephen Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Stephen Nicholas

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

20
Mike Peterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

21
Tyson Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015
 

22
Demorrio Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Demorrio Williams

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

23
Henri Crockett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Henri Crockett

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

24
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995

25
Kroy Biermann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Kroy Biermann

Seasons: 2014, 2013