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The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time  

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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.

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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
Clay Matthews, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994

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

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

9
Vic Beasley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
Vic Beasley

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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

Seasons: 1995

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

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

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

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

18
O'Brien Schofield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Linebackers of All Time
O'Brien Schofield

Seasons: 2015

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

Seasons: 2016, 2015
 

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

Seasons: 2013, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Seasons: 2002

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

Seasons: 2014, 2013

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

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009