The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time Football Players (American)
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 8,500 votes 824 voters 28,152 views 76 items f p @
51 of 32

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.


  • 11 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 536
    - 21

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Running back

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 363
    - 31

    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 279
    - 41

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 270
    - 48
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 289
    - 60

    Linebacker

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 215
    - 45

    End, Tight end

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 186
    - 42

    Defensive end

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 176
    - 46

    Running back

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 256
    - 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Tight end

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 164
    - 43

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 102
    - 49

    Defensive end

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 147
    - 53

    Linebacker

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 98
    - 46

    Linebacker

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 186
    - 58

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 116
    - 38

    Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 128
    - 25

    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 106
    - 47

    Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 126
    - 22

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 86
    - 39

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 72
    - 41

    Linebacker

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 78
    - 40

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 54
    - 51

    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 67
    - 39
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 62
    - 44

    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 113
    - 38

    added by wiabux
    Quarterback

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 54
    - 44

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 55
    - 3

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Cornerback

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 77
    - 35
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 78
    - 25
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 125
    - 41

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 61
    - 35

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Safety

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 84
    - 25

    Running back

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 49
    - 45

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 87
    - 7

    ranked low on reranks & added by muzziac
    Running back

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 46
    - 46

    Linebacker

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 59
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks & added by FrankNeiman
    Running back

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 34
    - 46

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 68
    - 25

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 42
    - 48
    ) open
  40. 40
    + 76
    - 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 36
    - 37

    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 42
    - 27

    Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 47
    - 25

    Running back

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 40
    - 15

    added by bmarr2008
    Cornerback

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 101
    - 13

    ranked low on reranks & added by bmarr2008
    Placekicker

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 49
    - 22

    often listed & added by willyboymcoy
    Tackle

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 36
    - 25

    added by beernbugs
    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 116
    - 33

    added by beernbugs
    Defensive tackle, Fullback 1962

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 10
    - 0

    new! & added by MattBryant

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 28
    - 37
    No image

    Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

    ) open
77 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists