NFL 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. 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 100 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.

list ordered by

1
3,201 155
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
2,005 253
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,631 361
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,858 400
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,585 346
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,485 317
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,079 279
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
836 306
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
717 242
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

10
1,177 365
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

11
981 261
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

12
765 239
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

13
696 188
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
757 298
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
802 156
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
925 267
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
725 293
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
541 199
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
777 262
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

20
492 191
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

21
482 156
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
403 201
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
453 199
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
450 192
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
404 180
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
669 200
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

27
354 180
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

28
557 436
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

29
433 168
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

30
306 178
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

31
371 143
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

32
368 132
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

33
339 91
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
371 160
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
217 186
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
428 155
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

37
249 109
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

38
297 119
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

39
236 150
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

40
230 132
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
235 159
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
352 180
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

43
306 130
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

44
302 224
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

45
282 81
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
jcarlisle added Running back

46
371 118
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

47
180 162
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

48
210 110
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

49
188 141
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

50
174 152
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker