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.