The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #70-79

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#76-Steve McMichael

Tenure: 1981-1993

Mike Ditka once called Steve McMichael the toughest player he ever coached, and the title certainly fits. McMichael was a fierce defender for the Chicago Bears throughout the 1980s. Acquired from the Patriots in 1981, he was a key member of the “46 defense” that helped the Bears to the Super Bowl XX title. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and ranks second on the all-time Bears sacks leaders list with 92.5. We’ll just try to forget that he played his final NFL season with the Green Bay Packers.

1981: 10 games, 1 fumble recovery, 1 tackle

1982: 9 games, 1 fumble recovery, 2.5 sacks, 18 tackles

1983: 16 games, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 8.5 sacks, 37 tackles

1984: 16 games, 10 sacks, 42 tackles

1985: 16 games, 1 fumble recovery, 8 sacks, 44 tackles, 1 safety

1986: 16 games, 1 INT, 5 yards, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 8 sacks, 87 tackles, 1 safety

1987: 12 games, 2 forced fumbles, 7 sacks, 57 tackles

1988: 16 games, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 11.5 sacks, 88 tackles, 1 safety

1989: 16 games, 1 forced fumble, 7.5 sacks, 108 tackles

1990: 16 games, 4 sacks, 71 tackles

1991: 16 games, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 9 sacks, 94 tackles

1992: 16 games, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 10.5 sacks, 89 tackles

1993: 16 games, 1 INT, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 sacks, 78 tackles

Runner-up: John Tait