The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time Football Players (American)
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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? With over 50 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.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Running back

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    Linebacker, Center

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    Running back, Return specialist

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    Linebacker

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    End, Tight end

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    Defensive end

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    Running back

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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    ranked low on reranks Tight end

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    Defensive end

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    Linebacker

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    Linebacker

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    Wide receiver

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    Safety, Defensive back

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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    Safety

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    Offensive Lineman, Center

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    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

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    Linebacker

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    ranked low on reranks Quarterback

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    Safety

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    Running back, Fullback

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    ranked low on reranks Running back, Fullback

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Linebacker

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    Tackle

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Quarterback

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

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    ranked low on reranks Wide receiver

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    often listed Center

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    Running back

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    Linebacker

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    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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    Running back

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    Wide receiver

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    Running back, Fullback

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    Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

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    Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bmarr2008 Placekicker

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

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    added by FrankNeiman Running back

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    Running back

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    Guard

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    added by FrankNeiman Doug Plank

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    added by FrankNeiman Kevin Butler

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    Wide receiver

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    added by willyboymcoy Tackle

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