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The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 5.6k votes 768 voters 20.7k views60 items

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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  • 1

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

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • 4
    201
    55

    Tom Jackson

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

  • 5

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

  • 6

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

  • 7

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

  • 8

    Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 9

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

  • 10
    138
    63

    Elvis Dumervil

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

  • 11

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

  • 12
    79
    28

    Bob Swenson

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

  • 13

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

  • 14
    73
    40

    Rick Dennison

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

  • 15

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

  • 16
    60
    34

    Jim Ryan

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

  • 17

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

  • 18

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

  • 19
    64
    41

    Ian Gold

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

  • 20
    45
    22

    Chip Myrtle

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

  • 21

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 22
    28
    18

    Fred Forsberg

    Seasons:  1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

  • 23
    32
    24

    Ricky Hunley

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

  • 24
    22
    15

    Carl Cunningham

    Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

  • 25
    24
    17

    Tom Erlandson

    Seasons: 1965