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The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated November 5, 2019 1.3k votes 210 voters 5.6k views 55 items

Big fan of Indianapolis football? Then check out this list of Indianapolis Colts linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Indianapolis Colts history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Indianapolis 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 Colts LBs include Ted Hendricks, Gary Brackett, Rob Morris, and Duane Bickett.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Indianapolis Colts starting LBs and backup LBs are Tarell Basham, Jeremiah George, Antonio Morrison, Jermaine Grace, Jabaal Sheard, John Simon, and Anthony Walker Jr. 

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

list ordered by
1
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012

2
Robert Mathis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

3
Gary Brackett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

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

4
Mike Curtis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Mike Curtis

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

5
Duane Bickett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

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

6
Jerrell Freeman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

7
Cato June is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

8
Don Shinnick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

9
Jeff Herrod is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

10
Jabaal Sheard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

11
Rob Morris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

12
Pat Angerer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Pat Angerer

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

13
D'Qwell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
D'Qwell Jackson

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

14
Barry Krauss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

15
Bill Pellington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

16
Clint Session is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

17
David Thornton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
David Thornton

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003

18
Quentin Coryatt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

19
Jonathan Bostic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Jonathan Bostic

Seasons: 2018, 2017

20
Erik Walden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

21
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999

22
Mike Peterson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

23
John Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

24
Marcus Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Marcus Washington

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

25
Sanders Shiver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Sanders Shiver

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978