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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221 20
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
63 9
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
118 52
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
79 36
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
83 40
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

6
94 53
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

7
25 5
Tarik Cohen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

8
12 5
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
34 40
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

10
8 4
Roland Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added

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

11
5 7
Dave Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Steve Y added Dave Williams

12
25 39
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

13
23 43
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

14
29 56
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2007

15
16 36
James Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
James Allen

Seasons: 2000

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

Seasons: 1999

17
12 35
Lewis Tillman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Lewis Tillman

Seasons: 1994

18
7 25
Cyril Pinder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Cyril Pinder

Seasons: 1972

19
9 30
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett

Seasons: 1973

20
12 36
Edgar Bennett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1998

21
7 26
Don Shy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Don Shy

Seasons: 1971

22
7 27
Ken Grandberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Running Backs of All Time
Ken Grandberry

Seasons: 1974