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The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated November 5, 2019 1.1k votes 187 voters 4.8k views 51 items

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.

list ordered by
1
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
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
Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Melvin Ingram

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

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

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

5
Shaun Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

8
Denzel Perryman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Denzel Perryman

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

9
Woodrow Lowe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

10
Stephen Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

11
Linden King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Linden King

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

12
Chuck Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

13
Kyle Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kyle Emanuel

Seasons: 2018, 2017

14
Jatavis Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Jatavis Brown

Seasons: 2017, 2016

15
Orlando Ruff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Orlando Ruff

Seasons: 2001, 2000

16
Kevin Burnett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kevin Burnett

Seasons: 2010, 2009

17
Kurt Gouveia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Kurt Gouveia

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

18
Jeremiah Attaochu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Jeremiah Attaochu

Seasons: 2016, 2015

19
Manti Te'o is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

20
Donald Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

21
David Griggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
David Griggs

Seasons: 1994

22
Steve Hendrickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time
Steve Hendrickson

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

23
Bob Horn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

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

24
Jarret Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

25
Antwan Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010