Football 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 100 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
3,354 162
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
2,099 266
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,702 392
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,972 419
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,663 361
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,561 330
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,133 294
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
808 257
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

9
1,268 380
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

10
1,033 271
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

11
760 259
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

12
872 327
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

13
738 196
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
800 305
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
867 164
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
978 290
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
777 315
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
827 276
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

19
564 214
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
518 201
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

21
503 167
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
428 212
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
475 212
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
486 200
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
428 191
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center