Football 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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163 18
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
26 1
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
90 34
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
64 29
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons:  1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

5
65 32
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

6
75 41
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

7
27 31
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

8
23 30
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1997, 1996

9
2 1
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017

10
20 31
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1995

11
15 27
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen Seasons: 2000

12
12 23
Lewis Tillman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Lewis Tillman Seasons: 1994

13
24 44
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2007

14
13 32
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1999

15
6 20
Don Shy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Don Shy Seasons: 1971

16
7 22
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett Seasons: 1973

17
6 22
Ken Grandberry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Ken Grandberry Seasons: 1974

18
5 20
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder Seasons: 1972

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9 30
Edgar Bennett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1998