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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70 12
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
53 14
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
51 17
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
43 15
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

5
39 13
Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

6
39 13
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
40 18
Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

8
27 8
Simon Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

9
39 18
Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

10
21 9
Rick Dennison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Rick Dennison

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

11
22 11
D. J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

12
15 6
Bob Swenson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bob Swenson

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

13
27 18
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

14
16 8
Jim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jim Ryan

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

15
18 10
John Mobley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

16
25 17
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

17
18 11
Wesley Woodyard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

18
8 5
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
18 17
Todd Davis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Todd Davis

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

20
7 6
Hardy Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1960

21
19 19
Shane Ray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Shane Ray

Seasons: 2017, 2016

22
11 11
Ian Gold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

23
3 3
Carl Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Carl Cunningham

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

24
5 6
Tom Graham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972

25
5 6
Bill Laskey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Laskey

Seasons: 1974, 1973

26
5 6
Mario Haggan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Mario Haggan

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

27
2 3
Bill Roehnelt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bill Roehnelt

Seasons: 1962

28
2 3
John Bramlett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
John Bramlett

Seasons: 1966, 1965

29
10 12
Robert Ayers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

30
1 2
Jerry Stalcup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Stalcup

Seasons: 1961

31
6 8
Nate Webster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Nate Webster

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

32
6 8
Nate Irving is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Nate Irving

Seasons: 2014, 2013

33
6 8
Joe Mays is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

34
5 7
Jamie Winborn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Winborn

Seasons: 2008, 2007

35
5 7
Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2009

36
4 6
Donnie Spragan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Donnie Spragan

Seasons: 2004, 2003

37
4 6
Glenn Cadrez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Glenn Cadrez

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

38
3 5
Chip Myrtle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Chip Myrtle

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

39
3 5
Fred Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Fred Forsberg

Seasons:  1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

40
2 4
Ray May is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ray May

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

41
2 4
David Wyman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
David Wyman

Seasons: 1995, 1993

42
3 6
Jason Hunter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

43
3 6
Michael Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

44
3 6
Elijah Alexander is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994

45
3 6
Steve Busick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Steve Busick

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

46
2 5
Ken Woodard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ken Woodard

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

47
2 5
Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

48
2 5
Ricky Hunley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ricky Hunley

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

49
1 4
Pete Mangum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Pete Mangum

Seasons: 1960

50
1 4
Bob Hudson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bob Hudson

Seasons: 1961, 1960