List of Chicago Bears players

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The following are lists of past and current players of the Chicago Bears professional American football team.

Historic teams[edit]

Partial inaugural (1919) roster[edit]

The following is a partial roster for the 1919 season, when the team was known as the Decatur Staleys.

Name Position Notes
Roy S. "Bement" Adkins G
(?) Bailey E
Robert E. "Red" Brannan E/Coach
(John W.)? Brant HB
Perry Brecount QB
(?) Casey HB
Frank Manley Chase G
"Joe" Cooper E
Robert L. "Bob" Crisp G
(?) Dancliff C
Chuck Dressen QB-HB
(Edward G.)? Eckhoff E
(?) Gammel G
Sidney "Sunshine" Gepford HB-FB
Henry J. Halterman G
"Charlie" Koehler T
William Lutz Krigbaum G-FB Colonel U.S. Army
Ralph L. "Jake" Lanum HB-FB
Chester A. "Baldy" May G
Walter O. "Red" May T
(?) McGrath C
(?) McElvey HB
John F. "Jack" Mintun C
George H. Moffett T
"Bun" Moran G
(?) Pyrzynski HB-FB
C. Lawrence Thrift FB-E
(Willard C.)? Valentine E
W. Walter Veach HB
A. Wade Wacaser T
(?) Wagner E
Paul C. Wilson E Methodist Minister Rev. Paul C. Wilson
Fred P. "Fritz" Wasem E/Manager
Ray C. "Buster" Woodworth E
Lester "Lefty" Wallack

Super Bowl rosters[edit]

The following lists are lists of the Bears Super Bowl teams.

Super Bowl XX championship roster[edit]

Complete Roster of 1985 season (1/26/1986)[1]

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Tight ends

 

Kickers

Offensive line

Defensive line

 

Linebackers

Cornerbacks

Defensive backs

Safeties

Super Bowl XLI runner-up roster[edit]

(as of 1/2/2007)

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Tight Ends

Kickers

 

Offensive line

Defensive line

 

Linebackers

Cornerbacks

Safeties

 

Practice squad

Current roster[edit]

Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated January 10, 2017
Depth ChartTransactions

54 Active, 10 Inactive, 27 FAs

AFC rostersNFC rosters


First-round draft picks[edit]

The following list is of the Bears first-round draft picks since 1936.[2]

Pro Football Hall of Famers[edit]

Walter Payton set several franchise and NFL records in rushing during his 13-season career with the Bears

The following is a list of Pro Football Hall of Famers that have been a major contributor to the Bears, along with the year of their induction.

Retired numbers[edit]

The Bears have retired fourteen uniform numbers, which is the most in the NFL, and ranks fourth behind the NBA's Boston Celtics (21), MLB's New York Yankees (16), and NHL's Montreal Canadiens (15) for the most in the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

Chicago Bears retired numbers
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Bronko Nagurski
FB/LB/T
1930–1937, 1943
Minnesota
George McAfee
RB/DB/PR
1940–1941, 1945-1950
Duke
George Halas
End/HC
Owner/Founder
1920–1983
Illinois
Willie Galimore
RB
1957–1963
Florida A&M
Walter Payton
RB
1975–1987
Jackson State
Gale Sayers
RB/KR
1965–1971
Kansas
Brian Piccolo
RB/FB
1965–1969
Wake Forest
ChicagoBears42.png ChicagoBears51.png ChicagoBears56.png ChicagoBears61.png ChicagoBears66.png ChicagoBears77.png ChicagoBears89.png
Sid Luckman
QB/DB/P
1939–1950
Columbia
Dick Butkus
MLB
1965–1973
Illinois
Bill Hewitt
End
1932–1936
Michigan
Bill George
MG/MLB
1952–1965
Wake Forest
Clyde Turner
C/LB
1940–1952
Hardin-Simmons
Red Grange
RB/DB
1925, 1929–1934
Illinois
Mike Ditka
TE
1961–1966
HC
1982–1992
Pittsburgh

Starting quarterbacks[edit]


The following list is a list of starting quarterbacks of the Bears.

Early Era (1920–1969)[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

Modern Era (1970–present)[edit]

1970s[edit]

Jim McMahon, the Bears starting quarterback for most of the 1980s, helped the team win Super Bowl XX.

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

Jay Cutler, the most recent Bears starting quarterback as of week thirteen of 2015

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/chicago/85bears/specialFeature?page=1985bears
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?teamId=0810&type=roundbyteam#
  3. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Halas". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bronko Nagurski". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Harold (Red) Grange". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Ed Healey". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – William Roy Lyman". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Trafton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Paddy Driscoll". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George McAfee". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Clyde Bulldog Turner". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  14. ^  "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Joe Stydahar". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill Hewitt". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill George". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Connor". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Gale Sayers". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dick Butkus". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Blanda". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Doug Atkins". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Musso". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Ditka". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Stan Jones". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Walter Payton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  26. ^ Inducted as general manager
  27. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Jim Finks". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Singletary". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  29. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Hampton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Richard Dent makes Pro Football Hall of Fame". Chicago Tribune. February 5, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  31. ^ http://rjs.org/genealogy/pics/RRS_Bears.jpg
  32. ^ Evans, Vince. "1970's quarterback". Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  33. ^ Grossman was named as the Bears' starting quarterback for week fifteen (2005) and the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
  34. ^ Orton was named as the Bears starting quarterback for week fourteen of the 2007 season, after Grossman sustained a knee injury during week thirteen.

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