The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #30-39

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#30-Mike Brown

Tenure: 2000-2008

The last few years of safety Mike Brown’s career with the Bears were marred by injury, but when he was fully healthy, he was a fantastic player. Brian Urlacher actually once referred to him as the actual leader of the defense during his time in Chicago. Actually, had it not been for Urlacher, Mike Brown likely would have won the 2000 Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was the only rookie to start all 16 games that season. Brown was a two-time All-Pro, made the Pro Bowl in 2005, and holds the distinction of being the only player in NFL history to return two interceptions for overtime touchdowns in consecutive weeks, achieving that feat in 2001. A series of injuries held him to playing in only 22 games his final three years in Chicago and was not offered a contract following the 2008 season.

2000: 16 games, 1 INT, 35 yards, 1 TD, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 80 tackles

2001: 16 games, 5 INT, 81 yards, 2 TD, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 3 sacks, 55 tackles

2002: 16 games, 3 INT, 16 yards, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 TD, 75 tackles

2003: 16 games, 2 INT, 62 tackles

2004: 2 games, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD, 9 tackles

2005: 12 games, 3 INT, 116 yards, 1 TD, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack, 63 tackles

2006: 6 games, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD, 18 tackles

2007: 1 game, 1 INT, 27 yards, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

2008: 15 games, 2 INT, 57 tackles

Runner-up: Jimmy Gunn