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The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.8k votes 562 voters 15.1k views 60 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.

list ordered by
1
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
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
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
Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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

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

6
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

7
Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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

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

14
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
Bob Swenson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Bob Swenson

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

16
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
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
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
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
Ian Gold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ian Gold

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

21
Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

22
Tom Erlandson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Tom Erlandson

Seasons: 1965

23
Chip Myrtle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Chip Myrtle

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

24
Ricky Hunley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Linebackers of All Time
Ricky Hunley

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

25
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