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

Historic teams[edit | edit source]

Partial inaugural (1919) roster[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Super Bowl XX championship roster[edit | edit source]

Complete roster of 1985 season (January 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 | edit source]

(as of 1/2/2007)

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Tight Ends

Kickers

 

Offensive line

Defensive line

 

Linebackers

Cornerbacks

Safeties

 

Practice squad

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Chicago Bears current rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics

Roster updated February 4, 2011
Depth chartTransactions
49 active, 0 inactive, 18 FAs

AFC rostersNFC rosters



First-round draft picks[edit | edit source]

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

Pro Football Hall of Famers[edit | edit source]

File:1986 Jeno's Pizza - 12 - Walter Payton (Walter Payton crop).jpg

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 | edit source]

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 (20), 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 Numbersview · talk · edit
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Bronko Nagurski
FB
1930-37, 1943
Minnesota
George McAfee
RB
1940-41, '45-50
Duke
George Halas
End/HC
Owner/Founder
1920-83
Illinois
Willie Galimore
RB
1957-63
Florida A&M
Walter Payton
RB
1975-87
Jackson State
Gale Sayers
RB
1965-71
Kansas
Brian Piccolo
RB
1966-69
Wake Forest
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Sid Luckman
QB
1939-50
Columbia
Dick Butkus
LB
1965-73
Illinois
Bill Hewitt
DE
1932-36
Michigan
Bill George
LB
1952-65
Wake Forest
Clyde
(Bulldog)
Turner

C/LB
1940-52
Hardin-Simmons
Harold
(Red)
Grange

RB
1925, 1929-34
Illinois

Starting quarterbacks[edit | edit source]

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

Early Era (1920–1969)[edit | edit source]

1920s[edit | edit source]

1930s[edit | edit source]

1940s[edit | edit source]

1950s[edit | edit source]

1960s[edit | edit source]

Modern Era (1970–present)[edit | edit source]

1970s[edit | edit source]

File:1986 Jeno's Pizza - 11 - Jim McMahon (Jim McMahon crop).jpg

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

1980s[edit | edit source]

1990s[edit | edit source]

2000s[edit | edit source]

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Jay Cutler

2010s[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=85. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  4. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bronko Nagurski". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=160. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  5. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Harold (Red) Grange". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=78. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  6. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Ed Healey". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=91. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  7. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – William Roy Lyman". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=136. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  8. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Trafton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=215. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  9. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Paddy Driscoll". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=60. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  10. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=70. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  11. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=135. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  12. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George McAfee". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=145. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  13. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Clyde Bulldog Turner". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=218. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  14.  "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Joe Stydahar". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=207. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  15. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill Hewitt". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=96. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  16. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill George". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=73. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  17. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Connor". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=47. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  18. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Gale Sayers". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=188. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  19. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dick Butkus". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=39. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  20. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Blanda". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=29. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  21. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Doug Atkins". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=17. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  22. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Musso". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=159. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  23. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Ditka". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=57. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  24. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Stan Jones". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=109. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  25. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Walter Payton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=110. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  26. Inducted as general manager
  27. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Jim Finks". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=67. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  28. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Singletary". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=196. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  29. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Hampton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=87. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  30. "Richard Dent makes Pro Football Hall of Fame". Chicago Tribune. February 5, 2011. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0206-bears-richard-dent-hall-o20110205,0,1402352.story. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  31. ""SELECTION SATURDAY" RESULTS IN PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME'S CLASS OF 2018". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/selection-saturday-results-in-pro-football-hall-of-fames-class-of-2018/. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  32. http://rjs.org/genealogy/pics/RRS_Bears.jpg
  33. Evans, Vince. "1970's quarterback". http://www.nfl.com/player/vinceevans/2500575/profile. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  34. Grossman was named as the Bears' starting quarterback for week fifteen (2005) and the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
  35. 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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