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
2,997 151
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,881 233
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,533 327
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,733 376
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,476 325
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,399 290
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,005 261
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
679 220
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

9
787 279
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
717 219
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
924 246
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

12
1,092 341
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

13
654 171
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
715 273
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
741 139
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
868 244
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
680 265
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
511 185
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
462 180
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

20
726 247
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
457 142
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
382 190
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
425 186
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
427 172
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
382 164
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
615 187
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

27
529 404
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

28
330 170
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
288 168
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
349 130
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
345 121
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

32
375 152
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

33
311 82
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
347 146
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
207 176
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
234 99
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
398 146
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
224 141
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
266 109
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

40
218 123
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
224 150
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
290 123
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

43
323 166
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

44
277 202
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

45
345 111
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
169 155
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
196 104
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

48
179 134
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
167 143
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
162 98
Tommie Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Defensive tackle