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

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24 3
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

3
24 4
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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23 4
Derrick Johnson 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, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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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

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16 6
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

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13 6
Gary Spani is listed (or ranked) 7 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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12 6
Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2008, 2007,  2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

9
5 0
Kawika Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Kawika Mitchell Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

10
7 2
Jerry Blanton is listed (or ranked) 10 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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6 1
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
6 1
Mike Maslowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Mike Maslowski Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2000

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8 4
Tracy Simien is listed (or ranked) 13 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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5 1
Dee Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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4 0
Marvcus Patton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

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7 4
Shawn Barber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Shawn Barber Seasons: 2004, 2003

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4 1
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Davis Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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8 6
Frank Zombo is listed (or ranked) 18 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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7 5
Akeem Jordan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2013

20
6 4
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2010, 2009

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6 5
Ramik Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ramik Wilson Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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5 4
Jovan Belcher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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4 3
Corey Mays is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Corey Mays Seasons: 2009

24
4 3
Napoleon Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 2007

25
2 1
Louis Cooper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Louis Cooper Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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2 1
Whitney Paul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Whitney Paul Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

27
2 1
Walker Lee Ashley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Walker Lee Ashley Seasons: 1989

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2 1
Percy Snow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 1992, 1990

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2 1
Tracy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tracy Rogers Seasons: 1996, 1994, 1993, 1991

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10 10
Marcus Peters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Marcus Peters Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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3 3
Pat Thomas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Pat Thomas Seasons: 2008

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2 2
Aaron Pearson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Aaron Pearson Seasons: 1988, 1987

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1 1
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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1 1
Frank Manumaleuga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Frank Manumaleuga Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979

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1 2
Calvin Daniels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Calvin Daniels Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

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1 2
Charles Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Charles Jackson Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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1 2
Terry Wooden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 1997

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0 1
Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Chris Martin Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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0 1
John Zamberlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Seasons: 1984, 1983

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0 1
Ken Jolly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Ken Jolly Seasons: 1985, 1984

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3 5
Kendrell Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Kendrell Bell Seasons: 2006, 2005

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2 4
Josh Mauga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Josh Mauga Seasons: 2015, 2014

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1 3
Tim Cofield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Tim Cofield Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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1 3
Lewis Bush is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
Lewis Bush Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000

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0 2
George Jamison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time
George Jamison Seasons: 1995, 1994