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The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.0k votes 170 voters 4.1k views56 items

Big fan of New York football? Then check out this list of New York Jets linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout New York Jets 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 Jets and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Jets LBs include Kyle Clifton, Calvin Pace, Marvin Jones, David Harris, and Mo Lewis.

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

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  • 1
    Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

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    David Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    David Harris

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

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    Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

     

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    Kyle Clifton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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    Bart Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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    Avery Williamson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Avery Williamson

    Seasons: 2018

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    Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Sheldon Richardson

    Seasons: 2016, 2015

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    Victor Hobson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Victor Hobson

    Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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    Lance Mehl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • 10
    Jordan Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Jordan Jenkins

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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    Ralph Baker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    12

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

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    James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    James Farrior

    Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

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    Greg Buttle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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    Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

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    Bryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    16

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

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    Bobby Houston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Bobby Houston

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

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    Eric Barton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Eric Barton

    Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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    Al Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

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    Bryan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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    Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

  • 21
    Bob Crable is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

     

  • 22
    Stan Blinka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Stan Blinka

    Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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    Jeff Lageman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 1989

  • 24
    Charles Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Charles Jackson

    Seasons: 1986, 1985

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    Kevin Minter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets Linebackers of All Time
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    Seasons: 2018

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