NFL The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Detroit football? Then check out this list of Detroit Lions linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Detroit Lions history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Detroit 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 Lions LBs include DeAndre Levy, Stephen Boyd, George Jamison, and Dennis Gibson.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Detroit Lions starting LBs and backup LBs are Brandon Chubb, Jarrad Davis, Steve Longa, and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. 

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

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Tahir Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Tahir Whitehead Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Paul Worrilow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Paul Worrilow Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Stephen Boyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Stephen Boyd Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Jarrad Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Jarrad Davis Seasons: 2018, 2017

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DeAndre Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
DeAndre Levy Seasons:  2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Jimmy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Jimmy Williams Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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Boss Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Boss Bailey Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Josh Bynes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Josh Bynes Seasons: 2016, 2015

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Mike Cofer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Mike Cofer Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Ashlee Palmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ashlee Palmer Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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George Jamison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
George Jamison Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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Ernie Sims is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ernie Sims Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Kyle Van Noy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Kyle Van Noy Seasons: 2016

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Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Chris Spielman Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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Dennis Gibson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Dennis Gibson Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Julian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Julian Peterson Seasons: 2010, 2009

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Paul Naumoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Paul Naumoff Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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Joe Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Joe Schmidt Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

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Ryan Nece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ryan Nece Seasons: 2008

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Mike Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Mike Johnson Seasons: 1995, 1994

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James Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
James Davis Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003

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Ken Fantetti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ken Fantetti Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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Stephen Tulloch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Stephen Tulloch Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Tracy Scroggins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Tracy Scroggins Seasons: 1994, 1992

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Ed O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ed O'Neil Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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Wayne Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Wayne Walker Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

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Antonio London is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Antonio London Seasons: 1997, 1996

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Donte Curry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Donte Curry Seasons: 2005, 2002

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Ernie Clark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Ernie Clark Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

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Max Messner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Max Messner Seasons: 1963

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Shelton Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Shelton Robinson Seasons: 1987, 1986

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Angelo King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Angelo King Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

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Dick Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Dick Flanagan Seasons: 1952, 1951

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James Harrell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
James Harrell Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1982, 1979

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Dennis Gaubatz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Dennis Gaubatz Seasons: 1964, 1963

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Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Pat Swilling Seasons: 1994, 1993

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Roger Zatkoff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Roger Zatkoff Seasons: 1958, 1957

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Stan White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Stan White Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980

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Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Pepper Johnson Seasons: 1996

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Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

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Charlie Weaver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Charlie Weaver Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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Barrett Green is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Barrett Green Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

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Teddy Lehman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Teddy Lehman Seasons: 2004

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Reggie Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Reggie Brown Seasons: 1997, 1996

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Chris Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Chris Claiborne Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

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August Curley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
August Curley Seasons: 1985

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Bob Long is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Bob Long Seasons: 1959, 1958

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Wally Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Wally Hilgenberg Seasons: 1966, 1965

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Jim Laslavic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
Jim Laslavic Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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LaVern Torgeson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Linebackers of All Time
LaVern Torgeson Seasons: 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951