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.

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2,601 138
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

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1,639 206
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

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1,349 286
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

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1,484 326
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

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1,290 288
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Singletary Linebacker

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1,231 257
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

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876 241
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

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701 245
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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823 228
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
590 191
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

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629 191
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

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919 291
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

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580 155
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

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637 240
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

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625 118
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

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765 211
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

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576 229
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

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419 166
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

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450 169
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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629 207
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback

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401 132
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Wide Receivers of All Time

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344 176
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

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377 174
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

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370 153
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

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345 148
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

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490 326
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

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297 152
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Keith Van Horne Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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527 157
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

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

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334 133
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

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308 115
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

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305 110
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

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266 73
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

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350 126
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

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294 120
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long Offensive line

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196 87
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

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189 162
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

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204 133
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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210 138
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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201 113
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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217 95
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

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271 125
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

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235 162
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

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249 118
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

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298 98
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

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154 140
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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204 67
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard Running back

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165 125
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

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175 97
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

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157 64
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Brian Piccolo