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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2,143 107
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

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2
1,337 155
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,076 221
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,026 220
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,166 258
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
999 194
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
684 186
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
556 189
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
658 180
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
503 154
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
462 152
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
462 119
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
734 226
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
505 187
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

15
463 84
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

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16
602 166
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
461 174
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

18
337 140
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

19
487 146
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
362 135
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
311 99
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

22
262 149
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

23
408 235
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

24
309 141
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

25
284 117
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

26
276 122
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
240 119
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
209 126
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

29
407 127
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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240 87
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
280 91
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
150 126
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

33
266 106
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

34
240 88
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

35
161 106
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

36
165 108
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

37
215 78
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

38
159 89
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

39
141 58
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

40
190 48
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

41
167 100
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

42
123 112
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
149 65
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

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196 91
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

45
176 77
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

46
129 99
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

47
230 75
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

48
95 59
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback

49
122 104
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Joe Fortunato Linebacker

50
136 76
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback