NY Jets: Top 10 linebackers of all-time

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Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a New York Jets helmet and an NFL football during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

For the NY Jets, who were some of the all-time greats at linebacker? Take a stroll past memory lane remembering the best of the best to ever play the position.

The Jets have a lot of memories when it comes to the many top players that played linebacker for the team. Whether they were pure tackling machines or able to get to the quarterback in a hurry, the best of the best gave fans much to cheer for on game day.

Before this list gets underway, here’s an honorable mention to linebacker Greg Buttle who spent nine seasons with the Jets between 1976-84. He was a third round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft and was one of 30 Penn State linebackers taken in the NFL Draft from 1970-84. His 15 interceptions are tied with Lance Mehl for the 4th most by a linebacker in team history, while his three postseason interceptions are a team record.

Without further adieu, here are the top 10 linebackers of all-time for the Jets.

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