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.
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2,479 130
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,561 191
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,275 267
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,216 271
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,396 310
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,169 238
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
823 229
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
653 229
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
781 214
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
593 182
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
552 175
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
542 143
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
867 269
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
603 219
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

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15
577 107
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

16
715 200
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
395 158
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
544 208
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

19
590 180
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
422 159
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
316 167
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

22
370 123
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
355 165
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
347 143
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

25
326 141
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

26
474 291
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

27
279 144
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
245 147
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

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495 148
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

30
288 103
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
327 114
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
313 120
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

33
289 108
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

34
180 150
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

35
188 124
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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36
274 105
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

37
196 129
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

38
192 106
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

39
242 66
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

40
178 79
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

41
198 86
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

42
247 111
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

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216 148
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

44
234 112
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

45
147 131
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

46
277 91
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

47
180 56
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

48
154 117
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

49
166 91
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

50
138 54
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Brian Piccolo