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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1
87 9
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

2
58 18
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

3
51 15
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

4
54 19
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

5
39 14
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

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

6
28 10
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

7
23 9
Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007,  2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

8
14 4
Mike Maslowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Mike Maslowski

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2000

9
16 8
Gary Spani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Gary Spani

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

10
18 12
Dee Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

11
11 6
Dino Hackett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

12
12 8
Shawn Barber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Shawn Barber

Seasons: 2004, 2003

13
7 4
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Davis

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

14
12 10
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

15
11 9
Tracy Simien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tracy Simien

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

16
10 8
Jerry Blanton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Blanton

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

17
6 5
Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

18
8 8
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

19
5 5
Percy Snow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1990

20
4 4
Walker Lee Ashley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Walker Lee Ashley

Seasons: 1989

21
13 14
Frank Zombo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Frank Zombo

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

22
8 9
Akeem Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013

23
7 9
Ramik Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ramik Wilson

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

24
5 7
Josh Mauga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Josh Mauga

Seasons: 2015, 2014

25
5 7
Pat Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Pat Thomas

Seasons: 2008