football The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Kansas City football? Then check out this list of Kansas City Chiefs linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Kansas City Chiefs history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Kansas City 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 Chiefs LBs include Derrick Thomas, Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell, and Jim Lynch.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Kansas City Chiefs starting LBs and backup LBs are Ukeme Eligwe, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Reggie Ragland, Frank Zombo, Dee Ford, and Dadi Nicolas. 

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

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Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Derrick Thomas Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Willie Lanier Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Derrick Johnson Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Justin Houston Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tamba Hali Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Jim Lynch Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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Jerry Blanton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Blanton Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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Gary Spani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Gary Spani Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

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Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Donnie Edwards Seasons: 2008, 2007,  2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Marcus Peters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Marcus Peters Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Tracy Simien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tracy Simien Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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Napoleon Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Napoleon Harris Seasons: 2007

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Frank Zombo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Frank Zombo Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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Akeem Jordan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Akeem Jordan Seasons: 2013

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Ramik Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ramik Wilson Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Mike Vrabel Seasons: 2010, 2009

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Corey Mays is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Corey Mays Seasons: 2009

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Kawika Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Kawika Mitchell Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Marvcus Patton Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

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Dee Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Dee Ford Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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Shawn Barber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Shawn Barber Seasons: 2004, 2003

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Jovan Belcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Jovan Belcher Seasons:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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Pat Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Pat Thomas Seasons: 2008

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Davis Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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Dino Hackett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Dino Hackett Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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Louis Cooper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Louis Cooper Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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Mike Maslowski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Mike Maslowski Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2000

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Whitney Paul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Whitney Paul Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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Walker Lee Ashley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Walker Lee Ashley Seasons: 1989

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Tracy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tracy Rogers Seasons: 1996, 1994, 1993, 1991

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Aaron Pearson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Aaron Pearson Seasons: 1988, 1987

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Terry Wooden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Terry Wooden Seasons: 1997

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Ken McAlister is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ken McAlister Seasons: 1986, 1984

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Charles Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Charles Jackson Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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Tim Cofield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tim Cofield Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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Calvin Daniels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Calvin Daniels Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

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Ken Jolly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ken Jolly Seasons: 1985, 1984

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John Zamberlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
John Zamberlin Seasons: 1984, 1983

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Chris Martin Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Frank Manumaleuga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Frank Manumaleuga Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979

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Josh Mauga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Josh Mauga Seasons: 2015, 2014

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Lewis Bush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Lewis Bush Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000

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George Jamison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
George Jamison Seasons: 1995, 1994

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Percy Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Percy Snow Seasons: 1992, 1990

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Kendrell Bell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Kendrell Bell Seasons: 2006, 2005