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The Best Chicago Bears Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 1.5k votes 161 voters 4.6k views40 items

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The Chicago Bears have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Bears tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these Chicago tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Chicago Bears players such as Mike Ditka, Desmond Clark, and Emery Moorehead have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Chicago Bears history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the Windy City? Vote below for who you think is the best Chicago Bears tight end of all time!

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  • 1
    Mike Ditka

    1961-1966

    Bears stats: 84 games played, 316 receptions, 4,503 yards, 34 TDs

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    Greg Olsen

    2007-2010

    Bears stats: 62 games played, 194 receptions, 1,981 yards, 20 TDs

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    Desmond Clark

    2003-2010

    Bears stats: 110 games played, 242 receptions, 2,639 yards, 18 TDs

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    Zach Miller

    2014-2017

    Bears stats: 33 games played, 101 receptions, 1,161 yards, 11 TDs

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    Emery Moorehead

    1981-1988

    Bears stats: 106 games played, 200 receptions, 2,730 yards, 14 TDs

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    Martellus Bennett

    2013-2015

    Bears stats: 43 games played, 208 receptions, 2,114 yards, 14 TDs

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    James Thornton
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    James Thornton

    1988-1991

    Bears stats: 64 games played, 75 receptions, 1,059 yards, 5 TDs

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    Keith Jennings
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    Keith Jennings

    1991-1997

    Bears stats: 82 games played, 101 receptions, 1,035 yards, 10 TDs

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    Ryan Wetnight
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    Ryan Wetnight

    1993-1999

    Bears stats: 91 games played, 172 receptions, 1,522 yards, 9 TDs

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    Cap Boso
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    Cap Boso

    1987-1991

    Bears stats: 53 games played, 54 receptions, 591 yards, 4 TDs

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    Robin Earl
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    Robin Earl

    1977-1982

    Bears stats: 84 games played, 47 receptions, 486 yards, 4 TDs

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    Fred Baxter
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    Fred Baxter

    2001-2002

    Bears stats: 19 games played, 27 receptions, 199 yards, 2 TDs

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    Tim Wrightman

    1985-1986

    Bears stats: 32 games played, 46 receptions, 648 yards, 1 TD

  • 14
    Greg Latta

    1975-1979

    Bears stats: 73 games played, 90 receptions, 1,081 yards, 7 TDs

  • 15
    Trey Burton

    2018

    Bears stats: 16 games played, 54 receptions, 569 yards, 6 TDs

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    Ben Braunecker
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    Ben Braunecker

    2016-2018

    Bears stats: 36 games played, 7 receptions, 83 yards, 0 TDs

  • 17
    Marv Cook

    1994

    Bears stats: 16 games played, 21 receptions, 212 yards, 1 TD

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    Chris Gedney
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    Chris Gedney

    1993-1995

    Bears stats: 28 games played, 28 receptions, 307 yards, 3 TDs

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    Alonzo Mayes
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    Alonzo Mayes

    1998-2000

    Bears stats: 37 games played, 33 receptions, 339 yards, 1 TD

  • 20
    John Gilmore

    2002-2007

    Bears stats: 86 games played, 21 receptions, 194 yards, 3 TDs

  • 21
    Kellen Davis
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    Kellen Davis

    2008-2012

    Bears stats: 80 games played, 47 receptions, 529 yards, 11 TDs

  • 22
    Adam Shaheen
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    Adam Shaheen

    2017-2018

    Bears stats: 19 games played, 17 receptions, 175 yards, 4 TDs

  • 23
    Dion Sims

    2017-2018

    Bears stats: 22 games played, 17 receptions, 189 yards, 1 TD

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    Dustin Lyman
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    Dustin Lyman

    2000-2004

    Bears stats: 55 games played, 37 receptions, 278 yards, 3 TDs

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    John Allred
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    John Allred

    1997-2000

    Bears stats: 40 games played, 30 receptions, 281 yards, 2 TDs