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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

Updated February 3, 2020 2.8k votes 490 voters 14.1k 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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  • 1

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

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • 4

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

  • 5

    Chiefs career: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

  • 6

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

    More Jim Lynch 

    #103 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time#38 of 128 The Best Kansas City Chiefs Of All Time

  • 7

    Chiefs career: 2008, 2007,  2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

  • 8
    42
    16

    Gary Spani

    Chiefs career: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

  • 9
    44
    21

    Mike Maslowski

    Chiefs career: 2003, 2002, 2000

  • 10

    Chiefs career: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 11

    Chiefs career: 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 12
    34
    30

    Frank Zombo

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • 13

    Chiefs career: 2010, 2009

    More Mike Vrabel 

    #1118 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#9 of 32 The Best Current NFL Coaches

  • 14

    Chiefs career: 1992, 1990

  • 15
    21
    19

    Jerry Blanton

    Chiefs career: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • 16
    28
    29

    Tracy Simien

    Chiefs career: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 17

    Chiefs career: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

  • 18
    11
    10

    Ken Jolly

    Chiefs career: 1985, 1984

  • 19

    Chiefs career: 2013

  • 20
    31
    40

    Shawn Barber

    Chiefs career: 2004, 2003

  • 21
    21
    25

    Anthony Davis

    Chiefs career: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

  • 22
    8
    9

    Whitney Paul

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

  • 23
    17
    27

    Pat Thomas

    Chiefs career: 2008

  • 24
    26
    43

    Ramik Wilson

    Chiefs career: 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 25
    10
    17

    Ken McAlister

    Chiefs career: 1986, 1984