Greatest Chicago Bears Players of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Walter Payton Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

This guy was nicknamed Sweetness, won NFL MVP in his second season, was part of the 1985 Bears, and was the NFL´s all time rushing leader until Emmitt Smith came along. Payton may be the best NFL player of all time.

He used to work out on this humongous hill not far from a friend's house growing up in Arlington Heights Illinois. I was really young maybe 8ish or so but I just remember people trying not to gawk or bother him and he ran and I mean Smoked Up this hill that would pop your Achilles tendon just looking at it, up down up down up down, anyways we went up the hill and midway up, walking not running, your thighs felt like there was a flame thrower on them and your gasping for air. He was also one of the nicest human beings ever. Didn't matter where he was or who you were old young black white three heads whatever, he'd stop and talk to you as if you were doing him the favor. Not only the best Bear, but best human being and NFL baller.

He was without doubt the greatest all-around NFL running back of all time. No single player could run, block, receive, or pass as well. Has anyone ever jumped over the line at the goal line like he could?

As a Cowboys fan Walter Payton is the best running back of all time. Anyone who says Barry Sanders is better is the dumbest person of ALL TIME. Bo Jackson is a maybe if his career lasted.

1. Sweetness
2. Emmit Smith
3. Bo Jackson
4. Barry(not the best) Sanders(Take that Justin)
5 Tony Dorset(maybe)

Don't call me biased for Emmit Smith or Tony Dorset its debatable whose better which makes it harder with Smith in the all time debate. Sweetness is Walter Payton.

2 Dick Butkus

I wear Bears jersey number 51 because Dick Butkus is from Chicago, IL and he was the greatest player. Great tackle and high motor. Plays to WIN!

I shook his hand at game vs Steelers in 2009 and my hand is still afraid to come outta the glove, really sucks in the summertime. He's a little up there in age now not sure how old but he's still got the your breathing because I'm letting you mojo going. He's breathes in Chicago and exhales skeletons eating Italian beef sandwiches...

*Killed a player with a single tackle.
*7-time all-pro player.
*Forced 27 in his 8 year career.

dick butkus is football. he is rough and tough. high motor. plays 100 percent all the time.

3 Gale Sayers Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet", is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s.

He was so unbeliveably ahead of his time that it was almost a comedy act watching defenders try to stop him.

He is pooped out by pooping in Drew Brees face

*22 touchdowns as a rookie.
*Two NFL rushing titles in a six-year injury plagued career.

4 Devin Hester

He's only been in the league 2 years and he's already second on all the time returns for touchdowns list. He could also become a dangerous receiver. Look out Canton.

A punt and kick returners job is so important. Even though they don't always have to score, they can set up key drives.

5 Brian Urlacher Brian Urlacher is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

Brian Urlacher's freakish sideline-to-sideline speed, his height, his size, and his football IQ were so great - he made Hunter Hillenmeyer look good! I didn't see Dick Butkus play, but I did see Singletary. Don't kid yourselves - if you were an NFL General Manager, you'd take Urlacher before Singletary. Brian Urlacher was a special player.

Very underrated in nfl history

True leader who led by example.

I have his Jersey

6 Mike Singletary
7 Richard Dent

Come on guys, Dent deserves to be higher! He is one of the best Bears players of all time and MVP when the Bears won the super bowl.

Dent was the MVP when the bears won the Super Bowl! Without a doubt one of the greatest players in Chicago Bears history!

8 Brian Piccolo

More heart than any other!

9 William Perry

Well, William Perry was undoubtedly the largest ball carrier at 360 lbs in the NFL in the ‘80s.

10 Jim McMahon

Jimmy Mack the Funky QB always be beloved by Chicago.

Jimmy gave the bears personality

The Contenders

11 Mike Ditka

I'm sure even Brian would want Ditka ahead of him but it's all about era not any disrespect. Urlacher is only player Dikta watched as commentator and you could see the happiness whenever Brian would roll somebody over like a train because he saw himself. Ditka hands down was meaner than Urlacher though. Really he was, back then you hit somebody to kill them literally, I'm not sure how Ditka and Butkiss are even alive today with those hits and lack of equipment they have today. You can't get that kinda mean Dikta and those guys were, your born outta the womb with it.

He should at least be above urlacher! He was a genius and I'm sure people don't know urlacher as much as Ditka.

Changed the Tight End position.

Best ever and a classy man

12 Doug Atkins


13 Sid Luckman

*Leads Bears in career passing yards.
*One of the first elite quarterbacks in NFL history.

14 Bronko Nagurski Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski was a Canadian-born American football player, renowned for his strength and size.

*Played on offense and defense.
*586 rushing yards as a fullback.
*9 career interceptions.

15 Matt Forte Matthew Garrett Forte is an American football running back for the New York Jets in the National Football League.

Forte is a excellent player and deserves to be higher on the list

You such he should way lower

16 Keith Hilldenberg
17 Lance Briggs
18 Charles Tillman
19 Dan Hampton

Check the records, when Hampton played the Bears usually won. Far more than when he was not in the game. I would put him no lower than 8 or 9. The Fridge was fun, but no where near the player that Hampton was.

Having Dan Hampton outside the top 10 let alone the top 20 is just ignorant.

20 Jay Cutler Jay Christopher Cutler is a retired American football quarterback that of the National Football League. Cutler played 11 seasons in the NFL (2006-2016). During his announcement that Cutler declared retirement, he announced plans to be a television sportscaster for the FOX Network.

Really? Cutler? On a list like this? Hilarious.

21 Willie Galimore

If he played long enough he would of been the greatest bears running back ever. For now its Nagurski

22 Alshon Jeffery Alshon Jeffery is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. Jeffrey was drafted 2nd round forty fifth overall to the Chicago Bears.
23 Robbie Gould
24 Cade McNown

Had a productive career... WITH THE RAIDERS!

25 Willie Gault

One of the Greatest Ever Period.

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