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The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.3k votes 234 voters 5.9k views 73 items

Big fan of New Orleans football? Then check out this list of New Orleans Saints linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout New Orleans Saints history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the New Orleans defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 NO Saints and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Saints LBs include Rickey Jackson, Joe Federspiel, Jonathan Vilma, Scott Shanle, and Scott Fujita.

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

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Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

2
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

3
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

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

4
Demario Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Demario Davis

Seasons: 2018

5
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

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

6
Vaughan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Vaughan Johnson

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

7
Alex Anzalone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Alex Anzalone

Seasons: 2018, 2017

8
Scott Fujita is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

9
A.J. Klein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
A.J. Klein

Seasons: 2018, 2017

10
Curtis Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

11
Craig Robertson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Craig Robertson

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

12
Mark Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

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

13
Renaldo Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

14
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011

15
Joe Federspiel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

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

16
Junior Galette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

17
Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Scott Shanle

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

18
David Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
David Hawthorne

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

19
Keith Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Keith Mitchell

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

20
Nathan Stupar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Nathan Stupar

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

21
Sedrick Hodge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Sedrick Hodge

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

22
Jack Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

23
Jo-Lonn Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Jo-Lonn Dunbar

Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

24
Winfred Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

25
Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Mitchell

Seasons: 1999, 1998