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
2,781 145
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,752 221
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,430 313
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,601 359
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,379 311
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,316 280
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
932 256
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
744 265
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
636 206
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

10
671 207
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
1,006 317
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

12
876 238
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

13
621 163
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
675 261
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
679 131
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
819 230
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
629 251
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
441 174
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

19
482 178
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
680 229
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
437 134
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
367 184
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
404 181
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
396 164
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
364 157
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
511 364
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

27
571 172
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

28
314 161
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
276 163
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
333 124
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
356 145
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

32
327 118
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

33
290 78
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
316 137
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
202 170
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
216 94
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
371 141
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
217 136
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
219 144
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

40
239 104
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

41
212 119
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
256 183
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

43
296 149
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

44
272 120
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

45
324 104
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
164 148
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
174 128
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

48
185 100
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

49
161 137
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
133 108
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback