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
2,893 150
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
1,816 225
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,479 323
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,669 368
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,435 319
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,359 287
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
967 258
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
658 210
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

9
763 271
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
693 211
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

11
1,049 330
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

12
898 244
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

13
633 167
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
689 268
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
707 135
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
841 237
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
655 258
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
452 176
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

19
494 180
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
701 241
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

21
446 139
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
374 188
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
415 183
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
411 170
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
372 159
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

26
519 387
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

27
598 181
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Placekicker

28
321 165
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman

29
282 165
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

30
341 127
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Running back

31
336 119
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Tackle

32
365 150
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

33
299 80
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Linebacker

34
330 144
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Offensive line

35
204 174
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

36
222 96
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

37
384 145
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

38
220 139
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
253 107
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Safety, Defensive back

40
215 121
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
221 148
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

42
266 195
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Wide receiver

43
308 161
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Defensive end

44
279 122
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

45
334 108
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Placekicker

46
165 153
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
191 101
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Cornerback

48
176 132
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
163 141
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

50
138 112
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback