The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #10-19

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#10-Rudy Bukich

Tenure: 1958-1959 (wore #14), 1962-1968

Rudy Bukich basically just wins this by default. In researching the history of #10, there was just never a lot of star power with this number. I basically had to choose between two lackluster quarterbacks for the top spot and just about everyone else on this list was only on the team for a year or two, including Kordell Stewart, or was primarily a backup. Here’s looking at you, P.T. Willis. Even Bukich was a backup for a while. He played for the Bears in the late 50s, but played a few years for the Steelers before returning in 1962. He was a member of the 1963 championship team, but was a backup to Billy Wade that year. He started four games the following year, had his best year in 1965, started all 14 in 1966, but only played five games combined in his final two years before retiring after the 1968 season.

1958: 1 game, 0-1, 0 TD, 0 INT

1959: 5 games, 0-0, 0 TD, 0 INT

1962: 5 games, 3-13, 79 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT

1963: 6 games, 29-43, 369 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

1964: 9 games (3-1 as starter), 99-160, 1099 yards, 12 TD, 7 INT

1965: 14 games (9-3 as starter), 176-312, 2641 yards, 20 TD, 9 INT

1966: 14 games (5-7-2 as starter), 147-309, 1858 yards, 10 TD, 21 INT

1967: 3 games, 18-33, 185 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

1968: 2 games, 2-7, 23 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

Runner-up: Bobby Douglass