Football The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Los Angeles football? Then check out this list of Los Angeles Chargers linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Los Angeles Chargers and San Diego Chargers history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Los Angeles defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Chargers LBs include Junior Seau, Shawne Merriman, Gary Plummer, and Woodrow Lowe.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current LA Chargers starting LBs and backup LBs are Jatavis Brown, Kyle Emanuel, Charmeachealle Moore, Denzel Perryman, and Hayes Pullard. 

Who are the best linebackers in Los Angeles Chargers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Los Angeles Chargers starting linebacker.

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Junior Seau is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

2
18 6
Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

3
13 4
Shaun Phillips is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

4
16 7
Leslie O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

5
13 5
Woodrow Lowe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

6
13 5
Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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14 6
Denzel Perryman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Denzel Perryman

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

8
16 9
Kyle Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kyle Emanuel

Seasons: 2018, 2017

9
13 7
Gary Plummer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

10
7 2
Orlando Ruff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Orlando Ruff

Seasons: 2001, 2000

11
10 6
Billy Ray Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

12
7 3
Stephen Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

13
11 8
Jatavis Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Jatavis Brown

Seasons: 2017, 2016

14
8 6
Donald Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

15
7 5
Linden King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Linden King

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

16
9 8
Manti Te'o is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

17
7 6
Jarret Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

18
7 6
Larry English is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Larry English

Seasons: 2013, 2010, 2009

19
6 5
Chuck Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

20
5 4
Rick Redman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

21
3 2
Kevin Burnett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Burnett

Seasons: 2010, 2009

22
6 6
Jeremiah Attaochu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Jeremiah Attaochu

Seasons: 2016, 2015

23
5 5
Tim Dobbins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Tim Dobbins

Seasons: 2009, 2008

24
5 5
Antwan Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010

25
4 4
Brandon Siler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 

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3 3
Steve Hendrickson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Steve Hendrickson

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

27
3 3
Travis LaBoy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011

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3 3
Bob Horn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

29
2 2
Ben Leber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

30
2 2
Jeff Staggs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Jeff Staggs

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

31
2 2
David Griggs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
David Griggs

Seasons: 1994

32
1 1
Rommie Loudd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Rommie Loudd

Seasons: 1960

33
1 1
Herb Travenio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Herb Travenio

Seasons: 1965

34
1 1
Kurt Gouveia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kurt Gouveia

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

35
1 1
Carl Gersbach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Carl Gersbach

Seasons: 1974, 1973

36
1 1
Thomas Benson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986

 

37
1 1
Ray Preston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Ray Preston

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978

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1 1
Tyrone Keys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1988

39
1 1
Floyd Rice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Floyd Rice

Seasons: 1975, 1974

40
1 1
Cliff Thrift is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Cliff Thrift

Seasons: 1982, 1981

41
4 5
Matt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Matt Wilhelm

Seasons: 2008, 2007

42
1 2
Zeke Moreno is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002

43
1 2
Cedric Figaro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Cedric Figaro

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988

44
0 1
Emil Karas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

45
0 1
Paul Maguire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961

46
0 1
Patrick Sapp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Patrick Sapp

Seasons: 1997

47
0 1
Charles Anthony is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Charles Anthony

Seasons: 1974

48
0 1
Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Mike Green

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

49
0 1
Chuck Faucette is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Chuck Faucette

Seasons: 1988, 1987

50
1 3
Jyles Tucker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2008