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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321 27
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
125 19
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
183 61
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
151 74
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

5
115 52
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

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

6
86 33
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

7
111 54
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

8
27 17
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
21 14
Roland Harper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added

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

10
14 6
Willie Galimore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

11
46 51
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

12
13 8
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Jon Anderson added

13
9 14
Dave Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added Dave Williams

14
30 47
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

15
32 57
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

16
22 44
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen

Seasons: 2000

17
40 75
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2007

18
13 30
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder

Seasons: 1972

19
25 52
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999

20
14 35
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett

Seasons: 1973

21
16 42
Edgar Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1998

22
10 31
Ken Grandberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Ken Grandberry

Seasons: 1974

23
14 39
Lewis Tillman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Lewis Tillman

Seasons: 1994

24
9 30
Don Shy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Don Shy

Seasons: 1971