25 Best Linebackers Of All-Time

25. Zach Thomas

Thomas was a fire hydrant of a football player. He didn’t have ideal size for the linebacker position. Generously listed at 5-foot-11, Thomas made up for his lack of size with raw passion. He threw himself into virtually every single tackle with elite amounts of physicality and enthusiasm. It’s a reason why Thomas became one of the most prolific linebackers from the period of the late ’90s-early 2000’s. You often hear about players playing with a proverbial chip on their shoulder. Thomas embodied that premise as well as anyone.

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