NFL The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of Chicago football? Then check out this list of Chicago Bears running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Chicago Bears history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Chicago Bears and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Bears RBs include Matt Forte, Walter Payton, Neal Anderson, and Thomas Jones, among other NFL greats.

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

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292 26
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

2
108 15
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

3
163 58
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

4
135 60
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

5
70 16
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

6
94 49
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons:  1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

7
97 52
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

8
18 12
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

9
40 48
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

10
6 4
Willie Galimore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

11
6 5
Rick Caseras is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Jon Anderson added Rick Caseras

12
10 12
Roland Harper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

13
28 44
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

14
7 11
Dave Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added Dave Williams

15
30 51
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

16
21 40
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen

Seasons: 2000

17
37 69
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2007

18
21 46
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999

19
10 27
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder

Seasons: 1972

20
12 32
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett

Seasons: 1973

21
10 30
Ken Grandberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Ken Grandberry

Seasons: 1974

22
14 38
Lewis Tillman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Lewis Tillman

Seasons: 1994

23
15 40
Edgar Bennett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1998

24
9 29
Don Shy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Don Shy

Seasons: 1971