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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. 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.
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1,840 86
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

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2
1,167 129
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
939 185
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
894 180
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,002 224
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
875 156
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
585 152
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
478 147
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
408 119
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

10
584 145
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

11
447 128
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

12
616 189
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

13
397 96
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

14
446 159
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

15
385 67
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

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521 130
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
296 116
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
391 146
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

19
407 116
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback - 1962

20
311 112
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
242 122
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

22
264 80
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
368 187
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

24
274 115
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

25
248 90
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

26
235 104
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
210 99
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Keith Van Horne Tackle, Offensive Lineman

28
188 102
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

29
355 107
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

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138 105
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

31
206 67
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

32
239 76
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

33
228 87
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

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152 90
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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148 93
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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201 73
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

37
180 59
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

38
144 76
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

39
119 45
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

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154 36
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

41
118 91
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

42
137 77
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

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172 73
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

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120 83
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

45
124 53
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

46
124 57
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

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115 87
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Joe Fortunato Linebacker

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132 58
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

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75 43
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback

50
190 63
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler