Football The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Buffalo football? Then check out this list of Buffalo Bills linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Buffalo Bills history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Buffalo 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 Bills LBs include Sam Rogers, Keith Ellison, Shane Conlan, and John Holecek.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Buffalo Bills starting LBs and backup LBs are Lorenzo Alexander, Deon Lacey, Matt Milano, and Tanner Vallejo. 

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

list ordered by

1
581 13
Jack Laraway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1960

2
34 15
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

3
30 16
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

4
24 14
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

5
26 19
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

6
18 11
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

7
20 14
Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

8
23 18
Lorenzo Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

9
27 23
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

10
18 13
Paul Posluszny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

11
17 12
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

12
23 19
Jerry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2013

13
14 10
Chris Kelsay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Kelsay

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

14
13 9
Archie Matsos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960

15
20 18
Preston Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

16
14 11
Ray Bentley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

17
13 10
Eugene Marve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Eugene Marve

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

18
16 14
Shane Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

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

19
15 13
Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

20
15 13
Mark Maddox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Mark Maddox

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

21
9 6
Harry Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Harry Jacobs

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

22
8 5
Carlton Bailey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Carlton Bailey

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

23
14 13
John Holecek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John Holecek

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

24
14 13
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

25
13 12
Zach Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

26
12 11
Manny Lawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2013

27
11 10
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

28
11 10
Brandon Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

29
10 9
Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

30
13 13
Arthur Moats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

31
13 13
Keith Ellison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Keith Ellison

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

32
3 1
Merv Krakau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Merv Krakau

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

33
9 9
Lucius Sanford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Lucius Sanford

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

34
9 9
Kelvin Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

35
5 4
Isiah Robertson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

36
16 18
Ramon Humber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ramon Humber

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

37
8 8
Angelo Crowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Angelo Crowell

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

38
7 7
Sam Cowart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Cowart

Seasons: 2001, 1999, 1998

39
7 7
Stew Barber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

40
5 5
Marlo Perry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marlo Perry

Seasons: 1998, 1995

41
5 5
Jim Cheyunski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Jim Cheyunski

Seasons: 1974, 1973

42
8 9
John DiGiorgio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
John DiGiorgio

Seasons: 2007

43
4 4
Chris Keating is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Chris Keating

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

44
3 3
Edgar Chandler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Edgar Chandler

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969

45
3 3
Brandon Spoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Spoon

Seasons: 2001

46
2 2
Scott Radecic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Scott Radecic

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987

47
2 2
Ervin Parker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Ervin Parker

Seasons: 1983, 1982

48
2 2
Marv Matuszak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Marv Matuszak

Seasons: 1962

49
5 6
Gabe Northern is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

50
11 14
Sam Rogers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Linebackers of All Time
Sam Rogers

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995