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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16 1
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
20 2
Vincent Rey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Vincent Rey

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

3
27 4
Vontaze Burfict is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

4
15 3
Nick Vigil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Nick Vigil

Seasons: 2018, 2017

5
14 3
Rey Maualuga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

6
15 5
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
12 3
Emmanuel Lamur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emmanuel Lamur

Seasons: 2015, 2014

8
13 4
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
7 1
Keith Rivers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

10
6 1
Dhani Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

11
8 3
Adrian Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Adrian Ross

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

12
6 1
Thomas Howard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

13
8 4
Glenn Cameron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

14
9 6
Landon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Landon Johnson

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

15
6 3
Bo Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bo Harris

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

16
6 3
Bill Bergey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

17
5 2
Jim LeClair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

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

18
5 2
Brandon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Johnson

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

19
7 5
Carl Zander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Carl Zander

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

20
7 5
A. J. Hawk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015

21
6 4
Al Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Al Beauchamp

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

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

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

23
5 3
Rashad Jeanty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Rashad Jeanty

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

24
2 0
Jeff Schuh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Schuh

Seasons: 1985, 1984

25
2 0
Eric Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Eric Shaw

Seasons: 1993, 1992

26
2 0
Kevin Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

27
2 0
Ken Avery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ken Avery

Seasons: Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

28
2 0
Steve Tovar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

29
2 0
Ron Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ron Pritchard

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

30
2 0
Alfred Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

31
7 6
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

32
6 5
Odell Thurman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Odell Thurman

Seasons: 2005

33
5 4
Canute Curtis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Canute Curtis

Seasons: 2002, 2001

34
2 1
Bill Peterson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Bill Peterson

Seasons: 1969

35
1 0
Gary Reasons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992

36
1 0
Ron Simpkins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Ron Simpkins

Seasons: 1985, 1984

37
1 0
Frank Buncom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968

38
1 0
Leon White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Leon White

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988

39
1 1
Joe Kelly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Joe Kelly

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

40
1 1
Emanuel King is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Emanuel King

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

41
1 1
Tom Dinkel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Tom Dinkel

Seasons: 1983, 1980

42
0 0
Gerald Dixon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Dixon

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

43
0 0
Doug Adams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Doug Adams

Seasons: 1974

44
0 0
Tom Tumulty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Tom Tumulty

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

45
0 0
Armegis Spearman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Armegis Spearman

Seasons: 2002, 2000

46
0 0
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 1998, 1997

47
3 4
Steve Foley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

 Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

48
2 3
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003

49
0 1
Danny Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time
Danny Stubbs

Seasons: 1992

50
0 1
Sherrill Headrick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Bengals Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968