Football Players The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time  

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Big fan of Chicago football? Then check out this list of Chicago Bears linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Chicago Bears history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Chicago defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers, and outside (strong-side or weak-side) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Bears LBs include Brian Urlacher, Dick Butkus, Hunter Hillenmeyer, and Lance Briggs.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Chicago Bears starting LBs and backup LBs are Jonathan Anderson, Leonard Floyd, Jerrell Freeman, Isaiah Irving, Howard Jones, Nick Kwiatkoski, Pernell McPhee, Danny Trevathan, and Willie Young.

Who are the best linebackers in Chicago Bears history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Chicago Bears starting linebacker.

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1
291 63
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

2
270 56
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

3
305 69
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

4
166 47
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

5
125 37
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

6
97 27
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

7
85 28
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

8
46 7
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

9
72 36
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

10
56 29
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

11
72 45
Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

12
39 17
Roquan Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Roquan Smith

13
68 43
Leonard Floyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Leonard Floyd

14
39 20
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

15
45 29
Rosevelt Colvin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

16
33 20
Jim Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

17
45 33
Hunter Hillenmeyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

18
31 21
Bryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

19
34 25
Pernell McPhee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

20
22 13
Al Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

21
31 23
Barry Minter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

22
29 21
Warrick Holdman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

23
33 26
Willie Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

24
28 21
Larry Morris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

25
25 18
D. J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

26
36 30
Sam Acho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

27
22 16
Ron Cox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Ron Cox

28
21 16
Pisa Tinoisamoa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Pisa Tinoisamoa

29
27 23
Nick Roach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Nick Roach

30
21 17
Tom Hicks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Tom Hicks

31
18 14
Joe Cain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Joe Cain

32
16 12
Waymond Bryant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Waymond Bryant

33
19 17
Gary Campbell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

34
16 14
Dante Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Dante Jones

35
14 13
Frank Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Frank Dempsey

36
25 26
Christian Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Christian Jones

37
19 20
Jerrell Freeman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

38
15 16
Sean Harris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

39
11 12
Ross Brupbacher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Ross Brupbacher

40
10 11
John Roper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

41
13 15
Bones Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Bones Weatherly

42
23 28
Jon Bostic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Jonathan Bostic

43
13 16
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

44
7 9
Jim Purnell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Jim Purnell

45
9 12
Stu Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Stu Clarkson

46
12 16
Bobbie Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Bobbie Howard

47
7 10
Wayne Hansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Wayne Hansen

48
9 13
Vinson Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Vinson Smith

49
8 12
Fred Negus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Fred Negus

50
6 11
Bob Pifferini is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Bob Pifferini