Football 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
3,664 177
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back
2
2,321 294
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center
3
1,885 431
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist
4
2,186 489
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
5
1,814 405
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
6
1,709 370
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end
7
1,257 331
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end
8
1,147 306
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end
9
907 289
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back
10
1,409 448
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver
11
988 351
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
12
863 288
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback
13
819 219
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback
14
871 351
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
15
977 195
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback
16
1,058 345
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back
17
641 242
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman
18
862 380
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback
19
580 234
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end
20
899 349
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback
21
579 189
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
22
492 231
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker
23
543 235
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
24
558 227
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center
25
490 214
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center