Football The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Minnesota football? Then check out this list of Minnesota Vikings linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Minnesota Vikings history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Minnesota 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 Vikings LBs include Scott Studwell, Chad Greenway, E. J. Henderson, and Ed McDaniel.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Minnesota Vikings starting LBs and backup LBs are Anthony Barr, Kentrell Brothers, Ben Gedeon, Eric Kendricks, Shaan Washington, and Eric Wilson. 

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

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1
81 17
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

2
79 16
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

3
83 19
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

4
54 9
E. J. Henderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
E. J. Henderson

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

5
67 17
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

6
55 13
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

7
57 16
Eric Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

8
46 12
Ed McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

9
67 28
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

10
43 12
Jeff Siemon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

11
35 9
Fred McNeill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

12
33 8
Roy Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

13
20 5
Mike Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

14
27 14
Ben Leber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

15
18 7
Jesse Solomon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Jesse Solomon

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

16
19 12
Dwayne Rudd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

17
16 10
Lonnie Warwick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

18
14 9
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999

19
18 13
Erin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Erin Henderson

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

20
11 8
Dixon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Dixon Edwards

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

21
11 9
Rip Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Rip Hawkins

Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

22
10 8
David Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
David Howard

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

23
10 9
Jeff Brady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Brady

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

24
24 24
Ben Gedeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Ben Gedeon

Seasons: 2018, 2017

25
11 11
Carlos Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Carlos Jenkins

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992