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
3,417 162
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
2,141 268
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,737 397
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
2,014 425
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,690 363
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,590 335
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,156 296
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
1,303 385
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

9
823 263
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

10
1,054 272
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

11
776 265
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

12
886 332
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

13
754 197
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
889 165
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

15
812 309
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

16
990 297
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
794 322
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
576 218
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
528 204
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

20
840 282
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
514 170
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
436 214
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
484 216
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
497 204
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
437 194
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center