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The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 726 votes 175 voters 4.7k views 25 items

Big fan of Houston football? Then check out this list of Houston Texans linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Houston Texans history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Houston 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 Texans LBs include Kailee Wong, Marlon Greenwood, DeMeco Ryans, and Brooks Reed.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Houston Texans starting LBs and backup LBs are Jadeveon Clowney, Dylan Cole, Zach Cunningham, Brian Cushing, LaTroy Lewis, Benardrick McKinney, Whitney Mercilus, Gimel President, and Brennan Scarlett. 

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

list ordered by
1
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

2
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

3
Whitney Mercilus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

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

4
Benardrick McKinney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

5
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

6
Zach Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Zach Cunningham

Seasons: 2018, 2017

7
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

8
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

9
John Simon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015

10
Jared Crick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

11
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004

12
Darryl Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Darryl Sharpton

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2010

13
DaShon Polk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
DaShon Polk

Seasons: 2005, 2004

14
Jeff Posey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Posey

Seasons: 2002

15
Ryan Pickett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

16
Zach Diles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Zach Diles

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008

17
Joe Mays is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

18
Justin Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Justin Tuggle

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

19
Danny Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2007

20
Antwan Peek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Antwan Peek

Seasons: 2005, 2003

21
Shantee Orr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Shantee Orr

Seasons: 2006, 2005

22
Charlie Clemons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Charlie Clemons

Seasons: 2003

23
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

24
Kevin Bentley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Bentley

Seasons: 2010, 2008

25
Morlon Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005