The Chicago Bears are one of the best franchise in the history of American football. It was established in 1920 and since then, they are among the best teams in the NFL league. They have a strong defense, are bitter cold, have mental toughness, and the will to win. They have more than 27 players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and who have in a way helped them win one Super Bowl and 8 NFL titles. There is no franchise in history, which has a collection of players like the Chicago Bears. If we were to list the top a 100, we will not miss them as the team has had some of the best players in the NFL since its inception. This franchise has had some of the best uniforms including white, dark navy, and orange. Think about the Chicago Bears and you will not miss thinking about great linebackers like Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus, and Urlacher.
Here are the top 10 best Chicago Bears of all times
10. Walter Payton
For several years, Walter Payton played for the Chicago Bears, who was there for thirteen years, during which time, he played running back. He was nicknamed around the NFL circles, sweetness. In the history of the NFL, he is one of the most prolific and best running back. To crown it all, he is remembered as one of the best and most prolific running backs.
9. Dick Butkus
Dick has played the NFL with the Chicago Bears for quite a while. During his time in the franchise, he played as a linebacker who was drafted in 1965 and was highly regarded as one of the most durable and best linebackers. Before joining Chicago Bears, Dick used to play for the University of Illinois. In 1979, his name was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the NFL.
8. Gale Sayers
He was nicknamed The Kansas Comet who was a member of the American football both in college and as a profession at the Chicago Bears. For seven seasons, he was a running back for the Chicago Bears. He was there between 1960s and 1970s. While at Kansas University, he was recognized twice as an All-American. During the 1965 season, he joined the Chicago Bears for professional football.
7. Mike Singletary
Currently, Mike is an American football coach who used to be a professional player who played for the Bears. He joined the franchise in the 1981 NFL draft and earned himself the nickname The Heart of the Defense due to his professionalism when it came to defense in the 1980s. His name was included in the Hall of Fame in the year 1998.
6. Brian Urlacher
Brian spent all his thirteen years as an American football player at the Chicago Bears franchise where he played as a linebacker. Before then, he was at the University of New Mexico, playing college football. He joined the Bears and stayed there up to 2012. He was one of the most reliable linebackers of the Chicago Bears.
5. Mike Ditka
Apart from being a retired American footballer, Mike Ditka is television commentator, and coach. During his active years, he played for both college football and professional football where his name is included in the Hall of Fame. Apart from playing for the Chicago Bears, he did play for other franchise like the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.
4. Richard Dent
A great defensive end he was in the Chicago Bears franchise. This made him so famous and an asset to the team that his name was placed in the Hall of Fame in 2011 after winning the MVP of Super Bowl.
3. George Halas
Apart from being a footballer, George Halas was one of the pioneers in the NFL and at the same time, he was a coach. George is the founder and co-owner of the Chicago Bears in the NFL. Other titles he is known with is a producer, inventor, Philanthropist,jurist, philatelist and major league baseball player.
2. Dan Hampton
Dan Hampton played for the Chicago Bears for twelve seasons running from 1979 to 1990. During this time, he was a strong defensive tackle player. In 2002, his name was placed in the Hall of Fame and currently, he hosts the Chicago Bears post game show on WGN radio in Chicago.
1. Sid Luckman
Sid Luckman was a great asset at the Chicago Bears and he is one of the brain child who developed the present strong quarterback that is seen in the team. He was such a great quarterback that their rivals feared and adored him in equal measures. Luckman joined the Chicago Bears in the year 1939 and stayed with the franchise up to 1950. He still holds the bear’s record for all-time passing yards of 14,686. He holds several NFL records, including most touchdowns in a single game. He led the Bears to four NFL championships in 1946, 1943, 1941, and 1940.
The top 10 best Chicago Bears are some of the top players in the NFL history and they helped the franchise to be where it is now.