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Panel & Fans Vote on Vikings Best LBs from 2010-19

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Panel & Fans Vote on Vikings Best LBs from 2010-19



“You look at Kendricks, especially, an All-Pro for sure in one year if not more than one year, just in terms of how he can play the modern-day middle linebacker. [Greenway] was a guy who not only could play every down, which is important for linebackers, but he was always around the ball. There’s people up here that know much more about linebacking than me, but when I see a player who is always around the ball, whether it’s pass or run, I think this is a guy who gets the game, has great instincts and enough athleticism to do it, as well.” — Seifert

“The productivity of Eric Kendricks and Chad Greenway is what stands out. Greenway is a leading tackler in the franchise, and you look at Eric Kendricks and his ability, the 12 passes defended this year, so important because of the way the game is changing and they want to get these running backs 1-on-1 with linebackers all of the time now. Anthony Barr, just because of his pure playmaking ability. … I don’t think we’ve seen a more dynamic athlete play that position. You may have to go back to Matt Blair to find a guy with that athleticism at that position.” — Bercich

“It’s the same three for me. Anthony Barr is so good at covering the pass in very sneaky fashion. It’s not talked about because the ball doesn’t go his way a lot. Kendricks has led the team in tackles in five consecutive years. Chad Greenway has led it in tackles six, tied with Scott Studwell. Those are team records. Eric is going to blow by that like they are tied to a post. Eric was so good in the 49ers game, and to see Eric, the All-Pro, progress and improve in big spots the way he has, he is on his way to stardom.” — Allen

Stats from the Decade: 32 games (30 starts); 214 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 7 passes defended, 3 interceptions

Stats from the Decade: 52 games (33 starts); 276 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 8 passes defended, 2 interceptions

Stats from the Decade: 48 games (10 starts); 175 tackles, 5.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Stats from the Decade: 39 games (22 starts); 160 tackles, 2 passes defended

Stats from the Decade: 57 games (7 starts); 145 tackles, 1.0 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 passes defended, 3 tackles for loss

Stats from the Decade: 29 games (10 starts); 126 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 7 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 tackles for loss; 27-yard interception return TD

Jasper Brinkley, 2010-12; 2014

Stats from the Decade: 48 games (26 starts); 191 tackles, 1.0 sack, 4 forced fumbles, 3 passes defended, 6 tackles for loss

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