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The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated January 15, 2020 1.2k votes 247 voters 6.3k views 27 items

Big fan of Carolina football? Then check out this list of Carolina Panthers linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Carolina Panthers history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Carolina 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 Panthers LBs include Dan Morgan, A. J. Klein, James Anderson, and Jon Beason.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Carolina Panthers starting LBs and backup LBs are Thomas Davis, Ben Jacobs, Luke Kuechly, David Mayo, Jared Norris, and Shaq Thompson. 

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

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Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Thomas Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Thomas Davis

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Dan Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

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Shaq Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Will Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Mark Fields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2002

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A.J. Klein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
A.J. Klein

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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James Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Lamar Lathon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Dan Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

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Chase Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Na'il Diggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Lester Towns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Lester Towns

Seasons: 2003, 2001, 2000

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Micheal Barrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997

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Dean Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Dean Wells

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

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Brandon Short is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004

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Greg Favors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2003

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Hannibal Navies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001

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Jordan Senn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Jordan Senn

Seasons: 2011

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Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
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Andre Royal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Andre Royal

Seasons: 1997

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Jeff Brady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carolina Panthers Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Brady

Seasons: 1998