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
3,027 154
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,901 238
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,548 334
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,493 330
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,747 386
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,413 296
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,017 266
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
796 286
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
686 227
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

10
1,107 344
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

11
934 249
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

12
723 226
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

13
660 177
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
719 281
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
749 142
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
874 249
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
690 271
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
517 189
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
735 250
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

20
468 184
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

21
462 147
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
389 192
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
431 191
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
430 179
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
386 168
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
623 187
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

27
532 408
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

28
336 173
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
292 171
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
352 134
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
349 124
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

32
380 155
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

33
314 86
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
351 148
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
209 179
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
236 102
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
401 150
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
269 112
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

39
226 144
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

40
219 127
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
225 154
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
327 169
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

43
293 125
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

44
281 205
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

45
347 113
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
171 156
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
198 106
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

48
181 135
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
168 145
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
162 100
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Defensive tackle