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The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time

Updated November 5, 2019 4.3k votes 480 voters 9.2k views78 items

Big fan of New York football? Then check out this list of New York Giants linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout New York Giants history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the New York defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 NY Giants and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Giants LBs include Lawrence Taylor, Marcus Buckley, Mark Herzlich, Corey Miller, and Antonio Pierce.

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

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  • 1
    Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 2
    Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    30

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

  • 3
    Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Carl Banks

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

  • 4
    Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

  • 5
    Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    29

    Jessie Armstead

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

  • 6
    Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

     

  • 7
    Antonio Pierce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    29

    Seasons:  2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 8
    Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons:  1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

  • 9
    Gary Reasons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    34

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

  • 10
    Brian Kelley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Brian Kelley

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

  • 11
    Byron Hunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Byron Hunt

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 12
    Chase Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 13
    Michael Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    9

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

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    Harland Svare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    17

    Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

  • 15
    Jim Files is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    16

    Jim Files

    Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

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    Steve DeOssie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    16

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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    Bill Svoboda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    12

    Bill Svoboda

    Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954

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    Micheal Barrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    24

    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

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    Dan Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Dan Lloyd

    Seasons: 1979, 1978

     

  • 20
    Mathias Kiwanuka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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    Devon Kennard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    19

    Devon Kennard

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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    Kawika Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    16

    Kawika Mitchell

    Seasons: 2007

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    Michael Boley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    18

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

     

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    Zak DeOssie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    47

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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    Jon Beason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

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