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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1
2,538 131
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,600 200
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,313 276
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,249 280
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,434 319
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,195 250
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
846 236
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
572 183
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

9
672 240
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
801 222
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

11
612 186
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

12
889 282
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

13
562 150
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

14
612 235
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers of All Time

15
597 116
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

16
741 205
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
558 221
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

18
410 162
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

19
609 195
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback - 1962

20
438 164
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
386 129
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

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22
334 172
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

23
365 172
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
358 149
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

25
335 147
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

26
482 309
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

27
287 151
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Keith Van Horne Tackle, Offensive Lineman

28
253 153
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

29
512 154
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

30
325 129
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

31
300 114
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

32
297 109
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

33
255 71
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

34
337 122
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

35
283 116
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

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36
188 157
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

37
184 87
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

38
200 130
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
206 135
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

40
199 111
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

41
204 94
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

42
261 118
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time

43
227 156
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

44
243 117
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

45
288 95
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

46
150 138
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
193 62
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

48
163 122
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

49
170 97
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

50
147 62
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
mandyclark25 added Brian Piccolo