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The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time 

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Updated September 18, 2018 6.6k votes 1.1k voters 20.7k views 57 items

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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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Otis Wilson
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Bill George is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Wilber Marshall

Seasons: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

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Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Doug Buffone
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Roquan Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Leonard Floyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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George Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Rosevelt Colvin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Hunter Hillenmeyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Larry Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Bryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Jim Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Barry Minter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Al Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Warrick Holdman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Pernell McPhee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Pernell McPhee
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Willie Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
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Sam Acho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time