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The Best New York Giants Linebackers of All Time

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

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

  • 2

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

  • 3
    167
    37

    Carl Banks

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

  • 4

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

  • 5

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

  • 6
    118
    32

    Jessie Armstead

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

  • 7

    Seasons:  2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • 8

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

     

  • 9

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

  • 10
    89
    26

    Brian Kelley

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

  • 11

    Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956

  • 12
    44
    22

    Byron Hunt

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 13
    36
    13

    Jim Files

    Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

  • 14

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

  • 15

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

  • 16

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • 17

    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

  • 18

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

  • 19
    28
    12

    Bill Svoboda

    Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954

  • 20
    35
    21

    Dan Lloyd

    Seasons: 1979, 1978

     

  • 21

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

     

  • 22
    31
    20

    Devon Kennard

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 23

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

  • 24
    34
    25

    Corey Miller

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 25

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013