NFL The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Denver football? Then check out this list of Denver Broncos linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Denver Broncos history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Denver 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 Broncos LBs include Wesley Woodyard, D. J. Williams, Karl Mecklenburg, and Simon Fletcher.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Denver Broncos starting LBs and backup LBs are Brandon Marshall, Von Miller, Deiontrez Mount, Shane Ray, and DeMarcus Walker. 

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

list ordered by

1
91 15
Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2
62 19
Randy Gradishar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

3
60 19
Karl Mecklenburg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

4
55 20
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

5
46 15
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

6
50 18
Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

7
34 9
Simon Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

8
48 24
Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

9
44 21
Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

10
30 13
D. J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

11
27 11
John Mobley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

12
27 13
Rick Dennison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Rick Dennison

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

13
30 19
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

14
19 9
Bob Swenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bob Swenson

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

15
19 10
Jim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jim Ryan

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

16
23 14
Wesley Woodyard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

17
31 22
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

18
11 7
Joe Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

19
16 14
Ian Gold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

20
8 9
Bill Laskey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Laskey

Seasons: 1974, 1973

21
4 5
Bill Roehnelt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Roehnelt

Seasons: 1962

22
4 5
Ricky Hunley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ricky Hunley

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

23
7 9
Tom Graham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972

24
4 6
Chip Myrtle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Chip Myrtle

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

25
4 6
Fred Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Fred Forsberg

Seasons:  1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

26
4 6
Carl Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Carl Cunningham

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

27
18 22
Todd Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Todd Davis

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

28
3 5
John Bramlett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Bramlett

Seasons: 1966, 1965

29
2 4
Jerry Stalcup is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Stalcup

Seasons: 1961

30
7 10
Nate Irving is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Nate Irving

Seasons: 2014, 2013

31
7 10
Hardy Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1960

32
7 10
Joe Mays is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

33
20 25
Shane Ray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Shane Ray

Seasons: 2017, 2016

34
6 9
Mario Haggan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Mario Haggan

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

35
4 7
Glenn Cadrez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Glenn Cadrez

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

36
3 6
Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

37
3 6
Ken Woodard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ken Woodard

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

38
2 5
Jerry Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Hopkins

Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964

39
2 5
John Nocera is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Nocera

Seasons: 1963

40
2 5
John Huard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Huard

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967

41
2 5
Pete Mangum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Pete Mangum

Seasons: 1960

42
2 5
Gene Jeter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Gene Jeter

Seasons: 1966

43
2 5
Bob Hudson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960

44
2 5
Larry Evans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Larry Evans

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

45
5 9
Jamie Winborn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Winborn

Seasons: 2008, 2007

46
4 8
Donnie Spragan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Donnie Spragan

Seasons: 2004, 2003

47
3 7
Steve Busick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Steve Busick

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

48
3 7
Rob Nairne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Rob Nairne

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978

49
3 7
Jason Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

50
3 7
Elijah Alexander is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994