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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2,221 110
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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2
1,384 161
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,121 226
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,067 229
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,217 265
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,036 197
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
714 193
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
576 199
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
684 182
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
521 156
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
480 156
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
476 126
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
759 235
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
523 193
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

15
482 90
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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16
620 175
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
479 177
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

18
347 145
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

19
509 152
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
371 143
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
321 105
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

22
272 153
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

23
320 145
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
421 249
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

25
287 125
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

26
295 123
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

27
254 120
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
220 129
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

29
430 129
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

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248 92
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
291 97
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
276 108
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

33
158 131
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

34
251 94
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

35
229 80
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

36
174 111
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

37
167 109
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

38
203 52
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

39
165 94
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

40
147 65
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

41
178 110
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

42
162 69
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

43
207 95
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

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129 115
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

45
194 82
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

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138 100
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

47
240 79
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

48
133 36
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

49
144 79
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

50
101 66
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback