The following is a list of notable past 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 Millikin University, was kicked off Millikin team for playing with Staleys at Taylorville
(?) Bailey E
Robert E. "Red" Brannan E/Coach Millikin University / maybe Brannon?
(John W.)? Brant HB
Perry Brecount QB Springfield HS / Illinois - freshman
(?) Casey HB assumed name for Gepford?
(Frank M.)? Chase G Great Lakes NTS?
"Joe" Cooper E
Robert L. "Bob" Crisp G
(?) Dancliff C possibly Danklef
Chuck Dressen QB-HB Decatur HS
(Edward G.)? Eckhoff E
(?) Gammel G
Sidney "Sunshine" Gepford HB-FB Millikin University, was kicked off Millikin team for playing with Staleys at Taylorville
Henry J. Halterman G Illinois - freshman
"Charlie" Koehler T
W. Lutz Krigbaum G-FB World War I officer - French Croix de Guerre / US Distinguished Service Cross
Ralph L. "Jake" Lanum HB-FB Millikin University/Illinois
Chester A. "Baldy" May G Taylorville HS
Walter O. "Red" May T Taylorville HS
(?) McGrath C
(?) McElvey HB Northwestern - freshman?
John F. "Jack" Mintun C Cambridge, NE, HS
George H. Moffett T Millikin University
"Bun" Moran G assumed name for Adkins?
(?) Pyrzynski HB-FB multiple variations on spelling of surname
C. Lawrence Thrift FB-E Decatur HS
(Willard C.)? Valentine E
W. Walter Veach HB
A. Wade Wacaser T Taylorville Independents player - signed by Staleys to join team after Taylorville had concluded its season
(?) Wagner E Rose Polytechnic
Fred P. "Fritz" Wasem E/Manager Millikin University
Ray C. "Buster" Woodworth E

Super Bowl XX championship roster[edit | edit source]

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


Offensive backs


Tight ends



Offensive line

Defensive line




Defensive backs


Current players[edit | edit source]

Chicago Bears current roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Unrestricted FAs

  • Currently vacant

Restricted FAs

  • Currently vacant

Exclusive-Rights FAs

  • Currently vacnt

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 3, 2018
Depth ChartTransactions

More rosters

Player codes[edit source]

  • Active/PUP - Active / Physically Unable to Perform
  • PUP - Reserve / Physically Unable to Perform
  • IR - Injured Reserve
  • IR/DFR - Injured Reserve / Slated for Return
  • R - Rookie (player name in italics)
  • FA - Free Agent (Restriced)
  • UFA - Unrestriced free agent
  • NF-Inj. - Reserve-Non-Football Related Injury
  • NF-Ill. - Reserve-Non-Football Related Illness
  • PS-IR - Practice Squad/Injured Reserve
  • S- Suspended
  • SI - Suspended infdefinitely
  • Did Not Report - Reserve/Did not report
  • Exempt/Left Squad - Exempt/Left squad
  • Left Squad - Reserve/Left squad
  • Susp. or Suspended- Reserve/Suspended
  • Military - Reserve/Military
  • Future - Reserve/Future
  • Exempt - Roster exemption

First-round draft picks[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of first round draft picks of the Chicago Bears professional American football team.[1]

Starting quarterbacks[edit | edit source]

These quarterbacks have started for the NFL's Chicago Bears. They are listed in order of the date of each man's first start at quarterback for the Bears.

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

1930s[edit | edit source]

1940s[edit | edit source]

1950s[edit | edit source]

1960s[edit | edit source]

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

1980s[edit | edit source]

1990s[edit | edit source]

2000s[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NFL Draft History
  2. Grossman was named as the Bears' starting quarterback for week fifteen (2005) and the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
  3. 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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