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The Best Miami Dolphins Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 3.5k votes 382 voters 9.8k views45 items

Big fan of Miami football? Then check out this list of Miami Dolphins linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Miami Dolphins history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Miami 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 Dolphins LBs include Bryan Cox, Nick Buoniconti, Zach Thomas, and John Offerdahl.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Miami Dolphins starting LBs and backup LBs are Chase Allen, Kiko Alonso, Stephone Anthony, Raekwon McMillan, and Lawrence Timmons. 

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

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  • 1
    209
    35

    Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

  • 2
    134
    24

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

  • 3
    110
    24

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

  • 4
    97
    23

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

  • 5
    133
    51

    Seasons: 2011, 2009

  • 6
    98
    30

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 7
    100
    38

    Seasons: 2011, 2010

  • 8
    64
    20

    Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

  • 9
    60
    20

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

  • 10
    56
    22

    Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

  • 11
    48
    15

    Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

  • 12
    49
    17

    Seasons: 1992

  • 13
    61
    30

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 14
    50
    26

    Kevin Burnett

    Seasons: 2012, 2011

  • 15
    40
    29

    Seasons: 2015, 2014

  • 16
    39
    31

    Karlos Dansby

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

  • 17
    40
    33

    Bobby McCain

    Seasons:  2017, 2016, 2015

  • 18
    54
    53

    Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 19
    26
    20

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • 20
    45
    44

    Lawrence Timmons

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 21
    38
    37

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

  • 22
    37
    36

    Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

  • 23
    51
    58

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

  • 24
    22
    20

    Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

  • 25
    20
    19

    Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975