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The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time

Updated November 5, 2019 4.5k votes 520 voters 10.3k 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
    350
    36

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

  • 2
    192
    32

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

  • 3
    186
    39

    Carl Banks

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

  • 4
    144
    34

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

  • 5
    133
    32

    Jessie Armstead

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

  • 6
    136
    35

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

  • 7
    125
    30

    Seasons:  2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 8
    131
    36

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

     

  • 9
    124
    33

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

  • 10
    102
    27

    Brian Kelley

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

  • 11
    40
    16

    Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

  • 12
    75
    53

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 13
    47
    24

    Byron Hunt

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 14
    42
    23

    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

  • 15
    31
    12

    Bill Svoboda

    Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954

  • 16
    35
    16

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • 17
    39
    22

    Dan Lloyd

    Seasons: 1979, 1978

     

  • 18
    51
    37

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

  • 19
    31
    19

    Devon Kennard

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 20
    30
    18

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

  • 21
    28
    17

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

     

  • 22
    39
    32

    Jim Files

    Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

  • 23
    26
    17

    Kawika Mitchell

    Seasons: 2007

  • 24
    50
    46

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

  • 25
    37
    32

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013