The Best Washington Commanders Linebackers of All Time

Big fan of Washington football? Then check out this list of Washington Commanders linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Washington Commanders history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Washington defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2022-2023 Commanders and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Commanders LBs include Mason Foster, Marcus Washington, Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, and Rocky McIntosh.

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

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  • Derek Smith
    26
    12 votes

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

    Derek Mecham Smith (born January 18, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of ...more
  • Ravin Caldwell
    27

    Seasons: 1989, 1988

    Ravin V. Caldwell, Jr. (born August 4, 1963) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1987 to 1992, playing on the teams that won the ...more
  • Ralph Felton
    28
    14 votes

    Seasons:  1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

    Ralph Dwaine "Rass" Felton (May 21, 1932 – January 22, 2011) was an American football player. Felton played college football at the University of Maryland at College Park and was drafted in the ...more
  • Trent Murphy
    29

    Trent Murphy

    27 votes

    Seasons: 2015, 2014

  • Seasons:  1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

    Robert Francis Pellegrini (November 13, 1934 – April 11, 2008) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. He played ...more
  • Tom Roussel
    31

    Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968

    Thomas James Roussel (born January 20, 1945 in Thibodaux, Louisiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints, and ...more
  • Nick Adduci
    32
    12 votes

    Seasons: 1954

    Nicholas Frank Adduci (July 12, 1929 – November 4, 2005) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the ...more
  • Carl Kammerer
    33

    Seasons: 1963

    Carlton Cordell Kammerer (born March 20, 1937 in Stockton, California) is a former American football defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the ...more
  • Fred Hageman
    34

    Seasons: 1961

    Fred John Hageman (born June 30, 1937 in Bunkie, Louisiana) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the ...more
  • Lemar Marshall
    35

    Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

    Lemar Willie Marshall (born December 17, 1976) is a former American football linebacker. He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college ...more
  • Rod Breedlove
    36

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

    Rodney Winston Breedlove (born March 10, 1938 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins ...more
  • Greg Jones
    37
    9 votes

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

    Greg Phillip Jones (born May 22, 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Chicago Bears, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Houston ...more
  • George Buksar
    38

    Seasons: 1952, 1951

    George Benjamin Buksar (August 12, 1926 – February 22, 2011) was an American football fullback and linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Colts. He ...more
  • Mason Foster
    39
    34 votes

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Mason Foster (born March 1, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
  • Tom Braatz
    40
    5 votes

    Seasons: 1959

    Thomas Myron Braatz (May 12, 1933 - October 30, 2018) was a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, and Dallas Cowboys. He ...more
  • Ryan Anderson
    41

    Ryan Anderson

    18 votes

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • Zach Brown
    42
    27 votes

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

    Zach Brown is an American Football running back for the Buffalo Bills.
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    43
    Will Compton played as an American football linebacker.
  • Jessie Armstead
    44

    Seasons: 2003, 2002

    Jessie Willard Armstead (born October 26, 1970) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played for eleven seasons with the New York Giants and the ...more
  • Seasons: 2003, 2002

    Jeremiah Trotter (born January 20, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in ...more
  • Zach Vigil
    46

    Zach Vigil

    23 votes

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • Shaun Dion Hamilton
    47

    Shaun Dion Hamilton

    23 votes

    Seasons: 2018

  • Roy Wilkins
    48

    Seasons: 1961

    Roy Lee Wilkins (December 26, 1933 – October 4, 2002) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins.He played college ...more
  • Greg Manusky
    49
    13 votes

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

    Gregory Manusky (born August 12, 1966) is an American football coach and former linebacker, who is currently defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
  • Keenan Robinson
    50

    Seasons: 2015, 2014

    Keenan Robinson (born July 7, 1989) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round ...more