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
2,788 145
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,755 221
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,431 313
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,607 360
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,382 312
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,318 280
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
933 257
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
639 206
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

9
745 265
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
673 208
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
1,008 318
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

12
877 239
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

13
623 163
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
678 262
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
683 132
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
822 231
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
631 252
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
442 174
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

19
484 178
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
681 231
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
437 135
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
368 184
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
404 182
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
396 165
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
365 157
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
512 367
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

27
575 173
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

28
314 162
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
277 163
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
333 124
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
357 145
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

32
328 118
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

33
291 78
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
318 138
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
203 170
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
216 94
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
371 143
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
217 136
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
219 144
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

40
212 119
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
239 104
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

42
298 151
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

43
256 185
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

44
272 120
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

45
324 104
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
164 148
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
175 128
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

48
186 100
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

49
162 137
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
133 109
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback