NFL The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time  

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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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28 3
Brian Simmons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brian Simmons

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

2
39 8
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

3
27 9
Vincent Rey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Vincent Rey

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

4
22 6
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

5
19 5
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

6
20 7
James Francis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
James Francis

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

7
21 10
Nick Vigil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Nick Vigil

Seasons: 2018, 2017

8
9 1
Dhani Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

9
11 3
Bill Bergey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

10
11 3
Adrian Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Adrian Ross

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

11
13 5
Emmanuel Lamur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emmanuel Lamur

Seasons: 2015, 2014

12
12 5
Keith Rivers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

13
7 2
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

14
10 5
Glenn Cameron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

15
10 5
Odell Thurman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Odell Thurman

Seasons: 2005

16
6 2
Thomas Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

17
9 6
Landon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Landon Johnson

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

18
8 5
Carl Zander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Carl Zander

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

19
7 4
Al Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Al Beauchamp

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

20
6 3
Bo Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bo Harris

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

21
6 3
Rashad Jeanty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Rashad Jeanty

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

22
5 2
Brandon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Johnson

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

23
3 0
Steve Tovar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

24
6 4
Leo Barker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Leo Barker

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

25
6 4
Canute Curtis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Canute Curtis

Seasons: 2002, 2001