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
3,281 157
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

2
2,058 259
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker, Center

3
1,670 378
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

4
1,923 407
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

5
1,629 354
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

6
1,529 323
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tight end

7
1,109 287
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

8
746 247
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Quarterback

9
1,227 370
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wide receiver

10
857 316
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

11
1,008 265
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
End, Tight end

12
792 246
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back

13
718 191
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Running back, Fullback

14
783 300
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

15
834 162
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

16
950 283
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Running back

17
754 306
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Quarterback

18
806 268
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added Defensive tackle, Fullback

19
552 211
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

20
503 200
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Defensive end

21
493 165
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

22
416 208
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Linebacker

23
466 210
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

24
471 200
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Center

25
418 189
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center