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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1
2,336 115
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,450 179
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,185 241
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,124 250
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,285 289
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,092 213
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
751 212
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
723 196
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

9
591 213
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
552 166
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
508 163
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
500 133
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
793 251
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
553 204
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

15
517 98
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

16
661 185
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
368 150
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
500 192
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

19
546 161
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
387 152
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
287 160
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

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22
336 113
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
328 154
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
446 268
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

25
315 133
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

26
296 135
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
262 131
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
228 137
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Wide Receivers of All Time

29
453 140
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

30
260 99
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
302 104
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
288 114
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

33
164 142
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

34
262 101
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

35
249 89
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

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36
177 99
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

37
181 122
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

38
172 119
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
213 61
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

40
157 73
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
201 125
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

42
223 94
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time

43
174 76
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

44
134 124
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

45
214 105
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

46
155 43
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

47
250 86
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

48
141 111
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

49
113 73
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback

50
150 85
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback