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.

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Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Elvis Dumervil Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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D. J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
D. J. Williams Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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Simon Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Simon Fletcher Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Rick Dennison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Rick Dennison Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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Jim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jim Ryan Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

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Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Brandon Marshall Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Todd Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Todd Davis Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Shane Ray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Shane Ray Seasons: 2017, 2016

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Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Von Miller Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Wesley Woodyard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Wesley Woodyard Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

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Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Danny Trevathan Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Tom Jackson Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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Karl Mecklenburg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Karl Mecklenburg Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Al Wilson Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

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Joe Mays is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Joe Mays Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

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Bob Swenson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bob Swenson Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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Randy Gradishar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Randy Gradishar Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

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Jamie Winborn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Winborn Seasons: 2008, 2007

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Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Andra Davis Seasons: 2009

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Nate Webster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Nate Webster Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

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Bill Laskey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Laskey Seasons: 1974, 1973

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Ian Gold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ian Gold Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Mario Haggan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Mario Haggan Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

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Hardy Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Hardy Brown Seasons: 1960

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Jason Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jason Hunter Seasons: 2011, 2010

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John Mobley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Mobley Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Nate Irving is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Nate Irving Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Robert Ayers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Robert Ayers Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Michael Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Michael Brooks Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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Fred Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Fred Forsberg Seasons:  1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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Tom Graham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Tom Graham Seasons: 1973, 1972

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Bill Roehnelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Roehnelt Seasons: 1962

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Pete Mangum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Pete Mangum Seasons: 1960

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John Nocera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Nocera Seasons: 1963

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Jerry Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Hopkins Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964

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David Wyman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
David Wyman Seasons: 1995, 1993

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Joe Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Joe Rizzo Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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Carl Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Carl Cunningham Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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John Bramlett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Bramlett Seasons: 1966, 1965

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Larry Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Larry Evans Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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Ken Woodard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ken Woodard Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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Ricky Hunley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ricky Hunley Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

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Ray May is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ray May Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

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Jashon Sykes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jashon Sykes Seasons: 2003

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Glenn Cadrez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Glenn Cadrez Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

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Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Romanowski Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Elijah Alexander is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Elijah Alexander Seasons: 1995, 1994

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Rob Nairne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Rob Nairne Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978

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Steve Busick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Steve Busick Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983