The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time Football Players (American)

The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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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. 

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? It's up to you to decide. If you notice someone who isn't on this list, feel free to add them. Please re-rank and vote to your liking.

List Criteria: Only Chicago Bears players

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    Walter Payton

    1954 More
    100
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    1942 More
    93
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    1943 More
    85
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    George Halas

    1895 More
    84
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    1958 More
    83
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    1960 More
    79
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    Brian Urlacher

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    78
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    Red Grange

    1903 More
    78
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    1957 More
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    1930 More
    74
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    Bill George

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    73
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    niche appeal
    Mike Ditka

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    70
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    Lance Briggs

    1980 More
    70
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    1957 More
    70
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    1916 More
    65
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    1982 More
    64
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    Mike Hartenstine

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    62
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    Gary Fencik

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    62
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    Richie Petitbon

    1938 More
    61
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    1925 More
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    60
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    Stan Jones

    1931 More
    59
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    Keith Van Horne

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    58
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    1944 More
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    Roosevelt Taylor

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    55
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    1968 More
    52
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    Jim Osborne

    1949 More
    52
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    Joe Fortunato

    1930 More
    52
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    1962 More
    51
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    Brian Piccolo

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    50
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    Jim McMahon

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    49
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    Fred Williams

    1929 More
    48
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    Willie Galimore

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    Olin Kreutz

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    44
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    Brandon Marshall

    1984 More
    43
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    Johnny Morris

    1935 More
    42
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    Willie Gault

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    39
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    38
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    Doug Plank

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    1909 More
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    1939 More
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    Kevin Butler

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