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The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 2.5k votes 450 voters 10.1k views 44 items

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.

list ordered by
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Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Chad Greenway

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

2
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
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

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

4
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Chris Doleman

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

5
Eric Kendricks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

6
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

7
Ed McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

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

8
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

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

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

10
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
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
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
Ben Leber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

14
Mike Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

15
Dwayne Rudd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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

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

17
Jesse Solomon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Jesse Solomon

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

18
Rip Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Rip Hawkins

Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

19
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
Ben Gedeon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Ben Gedeon

Seasons: 2018, 2017

21
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999

22
Jasper Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2012, 2009

23
Dixon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Dixon Edwards

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

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

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992

25
Ray Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Linebackers of All Time
Ray Berry

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989