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
2,476 130
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,558 191
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,272 267
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,214 270
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,394 309
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,167 237
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
820 229
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
652 228
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
779 213
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
591 182
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
550 175
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
540 143
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
865 269
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
601 219
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers of All Time

15
575 107
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

16
713 200
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
393 158
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
543 207
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

19
588 180
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
420 159
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
314 167
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
368 123
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
353 165
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
345 143
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

25
324 141
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

26
473 290
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

27
278 143
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
243 147
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
493 148
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

30
286 103
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
325 114
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
311 120
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

33
287 108
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

34
178 150
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

35
273 104
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
186 124
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

37
194 129
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

38
190 106
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

39
240 66
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

40
176 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
197 85
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
246 110
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
215 147
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

44
232 112
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

45
145 131
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

46
275 91
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

47
178 56
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

48
152 117
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

49
164 91
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

50
136 54
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Brian Piccolo