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.

1
2,704 143
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

2
1,707 213
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
1,403 294
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

4
1,343 303
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Singletary Linebacker

5
1,552 347
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
1,274 275
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
913 247
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
726 259
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
963 306
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

10
849 234
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

11
613 200
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

12
656 201
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

13
604 159
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

14
658 251
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

15
797 218
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Matt Forté Running back

16
653 126
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Charles Tillman Cornerback

17
613 239
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
wiabux added Jim McMahon Quarterback

18
664 218
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
beernbugs added William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback

19
429 172
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

20
466 176
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
425 132
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

22
353 182
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

23
393 178
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

24
385 160
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

25
357 153
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

26
507 343
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

27
310 157
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
553 165
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Robbie Gould Placekicker

29
268 162
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

30
346 139
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

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308 128
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
MattBryant added Kyle Long Offensive line

32
367 133
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

33
325 120
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Neal Anderson Running back

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320 114
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Covert Tackle

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281 75
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Otis Wilson Linebacker

36
208 90
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

37
197 166
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

38
250 173
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

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287 136
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
_1443552736154 added Julius Peppers Defensive end

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211 135
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

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216 141
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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206 118
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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227 100
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
muzziac added Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

44
263 120
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

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312 101
Kevin Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
FrankNeiman added Kevin Butler Placekicker

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161 145
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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170 127
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

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182 98
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
bmarr2008 added Leslie Frazier Cornerback

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158 135
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Joe Fortunato Linebacker

50
129 103
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tim Jennings Cornerback