Rank 'Em: Greatest Chicago Bears

Created: May 21, 2010, 8:34 AM

Where do Gale Sayers and Brian Urlacher rank?

Who are the greatest Chicago Bears of all time?

A bit of a war or words has broken out between some of the best players ever to play in the Windy City, but where, exactly, do Gale Sayers, Brian Urlacher and Dick Butkus fit in the franchise's all-time pecking order? One of the most storied organizations in NFL history, the Bears don't lack for great names. From early superstar Red Grange through more modern names like Walter Payton, options abound.

Consider the candidates below, pulled from earlier SportsNation rankings, and rank away!


 
 
  • Linebacker
    1965-73
    5-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Defensive end
    1983-93, 1995
    124.5 sacks
    1-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Tight end
    1961-66
    4,503 receiving yards
    2-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Running back
    Defensive back
    1925, 1929-34
    Hall of Fame
  • Quarterback
    1939-1950
    5-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Running back
    Linebacker
    1932-43
    4 time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Running back
    1975-87
    16,726 rushing yards
    5-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Running back, Returner
    1965-71
    4,956 rushing yards
    5-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Linebacker
    1981-92
    7-time All-Pro
    Hall of Fame
  • Linebacker
    2000-present
    37.5 sacks
    17 interceptions
    4-time All-Pro

 



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