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The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Updated November 5, 2019 4.5k votes 630 voters 18.1k views64 items

Big fan of New England football? Then check out this list of New England Patriots linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout New England Patriots history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the New England defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 NE Patriots and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Patriots LBs include Steve Nelson, Rob Ninkovich, Nick Buoniconti, and Jerod Mayo.

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

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  • 26
    40
    43

    Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

  • 27
    22
    19

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

  • 28
    43
    49

    Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

  • 29
    16
    12

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

  • 30
    33
    37

    Marquis Flowers

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 31
    15
    14

    Clayton Weishuhn

    Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

  • 32
    17
    18

    Harvey Langi

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 33
    15
    17

    Jermaine Cunningham

    Seasons: 2010

  • 34
    15
    18

    Seasons: 2000, 1999

  • 35
    11
    13

    Rod Shoate

    Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

  • 36
    9
    11

    Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974

  • 37
    10
    12

    Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

  • 38
    23
    33

    Ja'Whaun Bentley

    Seasons: 2018

  • 39
    13
    18

    Steve King

    Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

  • 40
    5
    9

    Rommie Loudd

    Seasons: 1961

  • 41
    15
    24

    Ed Philpott

    Seasons: 1971

  • 42
    7
    14

    Geneo Grissom

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 43
    12
    22

    Jim Cheyunski

    Seasons: 1972, 1971

  • 44
    23
    40

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007

  • 45
    12
    23

    Christian Sam

    Seasons: 2018

  • 46
    7
    16

    Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979

  • 47
    7
    17

    Harry Jacobs

    Seasons: 1961

  • 48
    4
    14

    Seasons: 1973, 1972

  • 49
    6
    16

    Seasons: 1973, 1971

  • 50
    7
    19

    David Howard

    Seasons: 1992, 1991