Football The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Cleveland football? Then check out this list of Cleveland Browns linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Cleveland Browns history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Cleveland 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 Browns LBs include D'Qwell Jackson, Dick Ambrose, Andra Davis, and Kamerion Wimbley.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Cleveland Browns starting LBs and backup LBs are Dominique Alexander, B. J. Bello, James Burgess, Jeremy Cash, Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and Joe Schobert. 

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

list ordered by

1
13 1
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

2
24 6
Chip Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

 

3
20 4
Dick Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

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

4
21 5
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

5
23 7
Mike Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

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

6
23 7
Joe Schobert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Joe Schobert

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

7
20 5
Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

8
28 12
Christian Kirksey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Christian Kirksey

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

9
23 8
D'Qwell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
D'Qwell Jackson

Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

10
17 4
Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

11
17 4
Jim Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

12
19 6
Jamie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016

13
19 7
Vince Costello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

14
14 3
Galen Fiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

15
15 5
Charlie Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Charlie Hall

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

16
21 11
Nate Orchard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

17
17 8
Paul Kruger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

18
17 8
Kamerion Wimbley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

19
13 5
Demario Davis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Demario Davis

Seasons: 2016

20
7 1
Chris Gocong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

21
9 3
Tom Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

22
9 3
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

23
11 5
Craig Robertson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Craig Robertson

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

24
14 8
Cam Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Cam Johnson

Seasons: 2016

25
11 6
Kaluka Maiava is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kaluka Maiava

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

26
7 2
David Grayson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
David Grayson

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

27
10 5
Walt Michaels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952

28
8 3
Robert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979,

29
8 3
Bob Matheson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968

30
6 1
Bob Babich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Bob Babich

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

31
7 2
Gerald Irons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Gerald Irons

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976

32
7 2
Chaun Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Chaun Thompson

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

33
6 1
John Garlington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
John Garlington

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973,1969

34
10 6
Jabaal Sheard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

35
8 4
Ben Taylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003

36
6 2
Curtis Weathers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Curtis Weathers

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1982

37
6 2
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994

38
6 2
David Bowens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

39
6 2
Tony Adamle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Tony Adamle

Seasons: 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947

40
11 8
Barkevious Mingo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

41
9 6
James-Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
James-Michael Johnson

Seasons: 2012

42
8 5
Dwayne Rudd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001

43
8 5
Wali Rainer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Wali Rainer

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

44
6 3
Eric Barton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Eric Barton

Seasons: 2010, 2009

45
6 3
Matt Roth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

46
4 1
Dale Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

47
4 1
Billy Andrews is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Billy Andrews

Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

48
4 1
Dave Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Dave Lloyd

Seasons: 1961

49
4 1
Richard Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Richard Brown

Seasons: 1991

50
7 5
Kevin Bentley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Bentley

Seasons: 2004, 2003