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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310 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
120 17
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
177 60
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
82 24
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

5
142 67
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

6
107 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
104 53
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

8
23 15
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
17 12
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
11 5
Willie Galimore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

11
44 49
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

12
8 7
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Jon Anderson added

13
9 12
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
28 45
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

15
31 53
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

16
22 42
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen

Seasons: 2000

17
38 71
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2007

18
23 48
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999

19
11 28
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder

Seasons: 1972

20
13 33
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