The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Big fan of Cincinnati football? Then check out this list of Cincinnati Bengals linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Cincinnati Bengals history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Cincinnati 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 Bengals LBs include Brian Simmons, James Francis, Rey Maualuga, and Landon Johnson.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Cincinnati Bengals starting LBs and backup LBs are Brandon Bell, Vontaze Burfict, Jordan Evans, Carl Lawson, Hardy Nickerson Jr., Vincent Rey, and Nick Vigil. 

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

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  • Reggie Williams
    1

    Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

  • Jim LeClair
    2
    91 votes

    Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

  • Vontaze Burfict
    3

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

  • Brian Simmons
    4
    124 votes

    Brian Simmons

    Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

  • James Francis
    5
    101 votes

    James Francis

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

  • Rey Maualuga
    6
    125 votes

    Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009