There is no definitive way to measure who is better.
I don't think you can pick wrong between Bowman and Cushing. Both these guys are amazing.
I'll go with Bowman though. He's my Defensive player of the year pick. There's no knock on any part of his game. Seeing what he and Willis have done against the run and in pass coverage are the best ILB duo I've ever seen. Also, considering both of these guys take statistics from each other, where as if either of these guys were put on another team alone would be much better individually.
I believe Rolando McClain to be the best linebacker in the game so that would make Willis second.
Oh and by season's end, not just because he's one of my personal favorites but because he's following up a monster season with another season that looks to be monsterous, is Daryl Washington of the Cardinals. The guy flat out flies everywhere. He can do it all.
I kid you not, but he might be the best blitzing ILB in the game. He's a straight stud in coverage, and he's just stout.
Watching him grow into the player he is becoming is a joy.
Love this kid's game.
lee had another huge game. :D