NFL The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
35.8k votes 3.6k voters 91.6k views 115 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 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
2,429 125
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,519 189
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,244 258
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,182 263
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

5
1,358 303
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,146 225
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
799 224
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
764 208
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

9
633 224
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

10
577 178
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

11
535 172
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
527 137
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
836 264
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

14
586 213
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

15
555 104
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

16
698 194
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

17
532 200
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

18
384 157
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

19
578 174
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
410 157
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
304 164
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

The 20+ Best Matthew McConaughey Movies of All Time

22
359 119
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
342 162
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
335 139
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

25
464 279
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

26
314 139
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
275 136
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
237 143
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

The Best Chicago Bears Wide Receivers of All Time

29
475 144
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

30
277 101
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

31
318 110
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

32
305 118
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

33
279 105
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

34
170 148
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

35
266 95
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
181 104
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

37
185 127
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

38
176 123
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

39
170 76
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

40
228 64
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

41
213 132
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

42
188 79
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time

43
239 98
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

44
141 127
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

45
225 109
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

46
265 88
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

47
168 47
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
1485535588767 added Jordan Howard

48
145 114
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

49
156 88
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

50
117 78
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback