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The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time  

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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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Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

2
Tedy Bruschi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

3
Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

4
Dont'a Hightower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

5
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

6
Rob Ninkovich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

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

7
Jerod Mayo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

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

8
Jamie Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

9
Kyle Van Noy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

10
Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

11
Junior Seau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

12
Ted Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

13
Brandon Spikes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

14
Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

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

15
Rosevelt Colvin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

16
Roman Phifer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

17
Marquis Flowers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Marquis Flowers

Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Chris Slade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

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

19
Vincent Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Vincent Brown

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

20
Elandon Roberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Elandon Roberts

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

21
Don Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Don Blackmon

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

22
Tom Addison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

23
Larry McGrew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Larry McGrew

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

24
Johnny Rembert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time
Johnny Rembert

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

25
Steve Zabel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975