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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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2,003 100
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time The Top Organic and "Green" Brands

2
1,258 140
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,004 207
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
963 202
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,085 242
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
942 178
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
634 170
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
517 168
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
622 161
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
437 134
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

11
474 139
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

12
674 208
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

13
430 106
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

14
475 174
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

15
426 75
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

The Best Chicago Bears Wide Receivers of All Time The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

16
559 147
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
314 128
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
422 160
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

19
454 132
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
338 124
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
291 87
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

22
253 129
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

23
298 122
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
384 216
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

25
265 102
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

26
257 109
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
227 105
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
196 112
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

29
383 114
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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225 71
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
144 110
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

32
253 84
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

33
245 94
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

34
220 78
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

35
158 96
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

36
154 97
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

37
131 48
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

38
174 40
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

39
193 71
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

40
149 82
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
147 87
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

42
121 98
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
186 79
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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135 57
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

45
153 63
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

46
123 88
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

47
131 62
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

48
119 92
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Joe Fortunato Linebacker

49
210 68
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler

50
82 47
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback