Football The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time  

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The Chicago Bears aka the Monsters of the Midway, are one of the original and most iconic NFL franchises. Founded in 1919, the Bears (originally known as Decatur Staleys) are one of the two original franchises (the Arizona Cardinals are the other). The team has been synonymous with tough, hard-nosed football and have won nine championships in its history. Some of the greatest players in football history have played for the Bears. Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Gale Sayers (who is one of the few Hall of Fame players to get inducted despite a short career that was curtailed by injury), Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski and Mike Ditka are all former Bears players who are in the conversation for the best players at their respective positions.

In total, the Bears are considered one of the greatest teams in NFL history. With 27 Hall of Fame players, the Bears have the most players in Canton. In recent years, the Bears played in Super Bowl XLI, losing to the Indianapolis Colts and the 2011 NFL Championship Game, losing to arch-nemesis the Green Bay Packers.

With a history as illustrious as the Bears have, it's not surprising that they've had so many great players. This is your chance to choose which players are the Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time. It can be Payton or even the recently retired Brian Urlacher. Vote for the players you think should be considered among the Chicago Bears elite.
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Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back
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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center
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Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist
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Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back
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Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback
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129 43
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end
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101 28
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback
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117 23
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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105 27
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
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Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end
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Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman
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Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center
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Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
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Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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65 30
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
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Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Bill George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
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Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback