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

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#57-Olin Kreutz

Tenure: 1998-2010

It’s unfortunate how Olin Kreutz’s career with the Bears ended, so I like to pretend that last season in New Orleans never happened. The longtime center was one of the best offensive linemen in franchise history. He started all but eight of the games he played in and those were during his rookie year. Over the course of his 13 years as a Bear, he was elected to the Pro Bowl six times, was an All-Pro four times, and is a member of the 2000s All-Decade Team. And he only broke that one teammate’s jaw…let it go, people.

1998: 9 games, 1 start

1999: 16 games, 16 starts, 2 fumble recoveries

2000: 7 games, 7 starts

2001: 16 games, 16 starts

2002: 15 games, 15 starts

2003: 16 games, 16 starts—1 reception, 8 yards

2004: 16 games, 16 starts

2005: 16 games, 16 starts, 1 fumble recovery

2006: 16 games, 16 starts

2007: 16 games, 16 starts

2008: 16 games, 16 starts

2009: 16 games, 16 starts, 4 tackles

2010: 16 games, 16 starts, 1 fumble recovery, 1 tackle

Runner-up: Tom Thayer