NFL The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
50.6k votes 4.9k voters 113.6k views 129 items

List Rules Only Chicago Bears players

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
3,187 154
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,992 252
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,621 360
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,580 344
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,849 399
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,479 316
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,075 275
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
834 301
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
714 238
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

10
977 257
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

11
761 234
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

12
1,168 363
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

13
691 185
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
752 295
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
797 154
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
920 264
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
720 292
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
539 197
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

19
489 190
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

20
771 262
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
481 154
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
401 200
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
451 197
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
447 190
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
402 178
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
663 199
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

27
553 433
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

28
351 179
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
428 168
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Running back

30
304 176
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

31
369 141
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

32
367 130
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

33
336 89
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
367 160
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
216 184
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
425 154
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

37
248 107
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

38
292 117
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

39
234 149
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

40
228 131
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
232 158
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
349 178
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

43
304 129
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

44
299 221
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

45
368 116
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
279 80
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
jcarlisle added Running back

47
179 160
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

48
209 108
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

49
187 139
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

50
172 150
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker