The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #50-59

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#54-Brian Urlacher

Tenure: 2000-2012

  • 8-time Pro Bowler
  • 4-time First Team All-Pro
  • 2000 Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • 2005 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2000s All-Decade Team

Those are a few of the accolades that Brian Urlacher earned during what is sure to be an eventual Hall of Fame career. I’ve been watching football for a long time and I’ve never seen a linebacker move around the field as well as Urlacher. He was the epitome of what a defensive player should be and I don’t think it was an accident that he ended up in Chicago. With the franchise’s long history of great linebackers, a few of whom you’ve already seen on this list, Brian Urlacher belongs right at the top there with guys like Singletary and Butkus.

2000: 16 games, 2 INT, 19 yards, 1 fumble recovery, 8 sacks, 101 tackles

2001: 16 games, 3 INT, 60 yards, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 TD, 6 sacks, 89 tackles

2002: 16 games, 1 INT, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 4.5 sacks, 115 tackles

2003: 16 games, 2.5 sacks, 87 tackles

2004: 9 games, 1 INT, 42 yards, 2 forced fumbles, 5.5 sacks, 52 tackles

2005: 16 games, 1 forced fumble, 6 sacks, 97 tackles

2006: 16 games, 3 INT, 38 yards, 1 forced fumble, 92 tackles

2007: 16 games, 5 INT, 101 yards, 1 TD, 5 sacks, 92 tackles

2008: 16 games, 2 INT, 11 yards, 79 tackles

2009: 1 game, 3 tackles

2010: 16 games, 1 INT, 4 sacks, 96 tackles

2011: 16 games, 3 INT, 7 yards, 1 fumble recovery, 84 tackles

2012: 12 games, 1 INT, 46 yards, 2 forced fumbles, 53 tackles

Runner-up: NONE