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 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.
list ordered by

1
2,916 150
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,828 227
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,491 325
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,685 370
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,441 322
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,367 287
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
972 259
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
659 212
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

9
765 274
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
694 214
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
1,059 331
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

12
900 245
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

13
634 168
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
691 269
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
715 137
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
846 238
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
658 261
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
452 177
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

19
496 181
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
707 242
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
448 139
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
375 188
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
416 183
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
413 170
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
373 159
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
523 388
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

27
603 182
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

28
322 166
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
282 165
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
343 127
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
336 119
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

32
367 150
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

33
300 80
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
333 144
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
204 174
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
224 96
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
386 145
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
220 139
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
256 107
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

40
215 121
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
221 148
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
270 195
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

43
312 161
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

44
282 122
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

45
335 109
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
165 153
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
191 101
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

48
176 132
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
163 141
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
140 112
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback