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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239 53
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

2
250 58
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

3
224 51
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

4
116 29
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

5
136 43
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

6
87 24
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

7
30 3
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

8
73 25
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

9
49 26
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

10
51 28
Danny Trevathan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

11
62 39
Ron Rivera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

12
30 14
Jim Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

13
31 16
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

14
38 23
Rosevelt Colvin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

15
52 37
Leonard Floyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Leonard Floyd

16
20 10
Roquan Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Roquan Smith

17
25 16
Warrick Holdman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

18
26 17
Larry Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

19
38 29
Hunter Hillenmeyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

20
21 13
D. J. Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

21
27 20
Pernell McPhee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

22
26 19
Barry Minter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

23
16 9
Dante Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Dante Jones

24
31 25
Sam Acho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

25
28 22
Willie Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

26
17 11
Al Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

27
23 18
Bryan Cox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

28
13 8
Waymond Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Waymond Bryant

29
17 13
Tom Hicks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Tom Hicks

30
17 13
Ron Cox is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Ron Cox

31
17 13
Pisa Tinoisamoa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Pisa Tinoisamoa

32
22 19
Nick Roach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Nick Roach

33
16 13
Gary Campbell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

34
14 11
Joe Cain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Joe Cain

35
23 21
Christian Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Christian Jones

36
11 9
Frank Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Frank Dempsey

37
11 10
Bobbie Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Bobbie Howard

38
9 8
Vinson Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Vinson Smith

39
11 11
Bones Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Bones Weatherly

40
19 21
Jon Bostic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Jonathan Bostic

41
7 8
John Roper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

42
12 14
Sean Harris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

43
8 10
Ross Brupbacher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Ross Brupbacher

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

45
7 9
Stu Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Stu Clarkson

46
6 8
Jimmy Gunn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Jimmy Gunn

47
6 8
Wayne Hansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Wayne Hansen

48
11 14
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time

49
8 11
Jerry Muckensturm is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Jerry Muckensturm

50
7 10
Ricardo McDonald is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Linebackers Of All Time
Ricardo McDonald