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
3,170 154
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,982 251
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,614 358
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,838 399
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,571 344
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,474 316
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,068 275
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
829 300
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
711 237
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

10
757 232
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
972 256
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

12
1,160 363
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

13
689 183
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
747 291
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
789 153
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
913 262
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
714 289
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
536 197
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
487 190
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

20
768 261
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
479 154
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
401 200
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
448 197
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
446 188
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
400 176
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
659 196
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

27
549 431
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

28
349 179
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
304 175
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
366 141
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
366 128
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

32
392 160
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

33
331 89
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
364 158
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
215 184
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
420 154
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

37
247 106
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

38
289 116
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

39
234 148
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

40
228 130
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
232 157
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
303 128
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

43
347 178
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

44
297 218
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

45
367 114
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
178 159
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
208 108
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

48
187 138
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
172 149
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
160 121
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback