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The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

List Criteria: Only Chicago Bears players

These are the greatest Bears of all-time. Since the NFL's inception, the Chicago Bears have been a vital part of the league's fabric. One of the classic football franchises (one of the two original NFL teams still in existence), the Bears are known for their punishing brand of black and blue football. The team has had some of the greatest players in football history wear the Dark Navy, Orange and White. When you think of great Chicago Bears, you generally think of defense, especially punishing linebackers. Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher are all considered some of the best linebackers in NFL history and they've all been leaders of the Monsters of the Midway. 

While many consider the best players to play for the Bears to be defenders, one of the greatest offensive weapons played for the Bears. The running back position for the Bears is one of the most prestigious in the entire NFL. That's what happens when you have players like Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, and Red Grange. So whether you like backs, centers, QBs, or receivers, there's a great Bears player at that position, to be sure.

The Bears have won nine championships in its illustrious history, which includes one Super Bowl berth. From that special 1985 team, you'll find many of the defensive stars on this list. They are considered one of the greatest defenses of all time, so you would expect them to be considered some of the best Bears players ever.

Who are the greatest Chicago Bears of all time? Who are the most famous Bears players? With over 50 of the greatest Chicago Bears listed here, it's up to you to decide who was truly the best. If you notice someone who isn't on this list, feel free to add them. Please re-rank and vote to your liking.


The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time Football Players (American)
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Running back

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  2. 2
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    Linebacker, Center

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  3. 3
    + 491
    - 71


    Running back, Return specialist

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  4. 4
    + 460
    - 54


    Tight end

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  5. 5
    + 500
    - 97


    Linebacker

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  6. 6
    + 448
    - 81


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  7. 7
    + 307
    - 65


    Defensive end

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  8. 8
    + 327
    - 68


    End, Tight end

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  9. 9
    + 256
    - 68


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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  10. 10
    + 265
    - 69


    Running back

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    + 218
    - 44


    Quarterback

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    Running back, Fullback

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  13. 13
    + 307
    - 93


    Wide receiver

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  14. 14
    + 233
    - 78


    Linebacker

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    + 169
    - 72


    Defensive end

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    - 25

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Running back

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    + 138
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    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Cornerback

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    + 181
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    Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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    + 150
    - 76


    Linebacker

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    added by wiabux
    Quarterback

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    Linebacker

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    + 131
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    Offensive Lineman, Center

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    Wide receiver

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    + 122
    - 60


    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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    + 115
    - 61


    Linebacker

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    + 126
    - 53


    Center

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    + 106
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    added by FrankNeiman
    Running back

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    + 133
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    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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    + 89
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

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    + 60
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    added by muzziac
    Linebacker

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    Running back

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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  34. 34
    + 102
    - 59


    Safety

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    + 52
    - 14

    added by muzziac
    Safety, Defensive back

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    + 202
    - 53

    ranked low on reranks & added by beernbugs
    Defensive tackle, Fullback 1962

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    + 61
    - 15

    added by muzziac
    Safety, Defensive back

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    + 96
    - 31

    added by willyboymcoy
    Tackle

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    + 50
    - 9

    added by MattBryant

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    + 108
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    Running back, Fullback

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    + 178
    - 38

    ranked low on reranks & added by bmarr2008
    Placekicker

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    + 93
    - 49


    Safety

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    + 83
    - 60


    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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    + 85
    - 35


    Running back

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    + 78
    - 36


    Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

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    + 73
    - 27

    added by bmarr2008
    Cornerback

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    + 77
    - 60

    often listed
    Running back, Fullback

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    + 40
    - 17

    added by muzziac
    Wide receiver

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    + 66
    - 53


    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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  50. 50
    + 73
    - 63


    Linebacker

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