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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Updated February 3, 2020 2.6k votes 497 voters 14.3k views45 items

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.

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. Vote below, then head over and check out the top Chiefs kickers ever and best Chiefs tight ends.

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    12

    Ken Jolly

    Chiefs career: 1985, 1984

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    Chiefs career: 2013

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    10
    12

    Aaron Pearson

    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987

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    8
    10

    Whitney Paul

    Chiefs career: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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    10
    14

    Tracy Rogers

    Chiefs career: 1996, 1994, 1993, 1991

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    8
    12

    Walker Lee Ashley

    Chiefs career: 1989

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    7
    12

    George Jamison

    Chiefs career: 1995, 1994

  • 33
    7
    12

    Louis Cooper

    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 34

    Chiefs career: 2007

  • 35

    Chiefs career: 1984, 1983

  • 36
    11
    19

    Josh Mauga

    Chiefs career: 2015, 2014

  • 37
    5
    9

    Calvin Daniels

    Chiefs career: 1985, 1984, 1983

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    21
    35

    Marcus Peters

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 39
    5
    11

    Charles Jackson

    Chiefs career: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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    11
    20

    Frank Manumaleuga

    Chiefs career: 1981, 1980, 1979

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    5
    11

    Lewis Bush

    Chiefs career: 2002 , 2001, 2000

  • 42

    Chiefs career:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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    14
    34

    Kendrell Bell

    Chiefs career: 2006, 2005

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    5
    15

    Tim Cofield

    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 45

    Chiefs career: 1997