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 some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Bears RBs include Matt Forte, Walter Payton, Neal Anderson, and Thomas Jones.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Chicago Bears starting RBs and backup RBs are Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, and Benny Cunningham. 

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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Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Walter Payton Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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41 17
Matt Forte is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Matt Forte Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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39 17
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Jordan Howard Seasons: 2017, 2016

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28 9
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Neal Anderson Seasons:  1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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31 15
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Jones Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Raymont Harris Seasons: 1997, 1996

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

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7 12
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Rashaan Salaam Seasons: 1995

9
14 21
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cedric Benson Seasons: 2007

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8 14
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen Seasons: 2000

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4 9
Don Shy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Don Shy Seasons: 1971

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3 8
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder Seasons: 1972

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4 10
Lewis Tillman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Lewis Tillman Seasons: 1994

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8 17
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Curtis Enis Seasons: 1999

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3 11
Ken Grandberry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Ken Grandberry Seasons: 1974

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4 16
Edgar Bennett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Edgar Bennett Seasons: 1998

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2 12
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett Seasons: 1973