NFL Profiles: Chicago Bears

NFL Profiles: Chicago Bears
18 Dec
2021
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The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division


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Our extensive NFL coverage turns its attention to Chicago Bears in this piece, so sit back and enjoy the read and prepare to get educated about everything you need to know regarding the Chicago Bears football team; 


Fun Facts

  • The Bears have retired 14 uniform numbers, which is the most in the NFL
  • In the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Bears have the most enshrined primary members with 30; the club also has had seven Hall of Famers spend a minor portion of their career with the franchise. Founder, owner, head coach, and player George Halas, halfback Bronko Nagurski, and Red Grange were a part of the original class of inductees in 1963
  • The franchise saw 14 individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame from 1963 to 1967. Offensive tackle Jim Covert and defensive end Ed Sprinkle are the most recent Chicago Bear inductees, both being inducted as seniors as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's centennial class of 2020
  • In 2012, Charles Tillman set the record for most forced fumbles in a single game with 4 against the Tennessee Titans. Also against the Titans, Chicago became the first team in league history to score a touchdown pass, a touchdown run, an interception return for a touchdown, and a blocked kick/punt for a score in the same quarter. Tillman and teammate Lance Briggs became the first pair in NFL history to return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.

Club Background

Founded: 

September 17, 1920

Team Colors:

Navy blue, burnt orange, white

Mascot:

Staley Da Bear

Nicknames:

  • Da Bears
  • The Monsters of the Midway

Stadium:

Soldier Field

Capacity:

61,500

Record Attendance:

66,944 (1994)

Owner: 

Virginia Halas McCaskey


Recent History

Last Trophy: 

NFC North 2018

All-time Top Scorer:

Robbie Gould is the Chicago Bears career leader in points scored with 1,207

Notable Former Players:

  • Walter Payton
  • Dick Butkus
  • Bronko Nagurski
  • Sid Luckman
  • Gale Sayers
  • Mike Ditka
  • Bill George
  • Clyde "Bulldog" Turner
  • Doug Atkins
  • Danny Fortmann
  • Dan Hampton
  • Richard Dent
  • Jim Covert
  • Brian Urlacher
  • Mike Singletary
  • Bill Hewitt
  • Stan Jones
  • Jay Hilgenberg
  • Steve McMichael
  • Devin Hester
  • Joe Stydahar
  • George Connor
  • George McAfee
  • Joe Fortunato
  • Ed Sprinkle
  • Ed Healey
  • Olin Kreutz
  • Lance Briggs
  • Rick Casares

Notable Former Coaches: 

  • George Halas
  • Hunk Anderson
  • Luke Johnsos
  • Paddy Driscoll
  • Jim Dooley
  • Abe Gibron
  • Mike Ditka 
  • Dave Wannstedt

Record Signing: 

Eddie Jackson agreed to a four-year, $58.4 million contract extension with the Bears in 2020


Current Performance 

Last Five Results: 

LLWLL

Last Five Finishing Positions:

2016 NFL NFC North 4th 3 13 0 — —

2017 NFL NFC North 4th 5 11 0 — —

2018 NFL NFC North 1st 12 4 0 Lost to Philadelphia Eagles in NFC Wild Card Game. —

2019 NFL NFC North 3rd 8 8 0 — —

2020 NFL NFC North 2nd 8 8 0 Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Wild Card Game. —


Chairman:

George McCaskey

Coach:

Matt Nagy

Notable Current Players: 

Quarterbacks

  • 14 Andy Dalton
  •  1 Justin Fields
  •  9 Nick Foles

Running backs

  • 24 Khalil Herbert
  • 32 David Montgomery
  • 35 Ryan Nall
  •  8 Damien Williams

Wide receivers

  • 10 Damiere Byrd
  • 84 Marquise Goodwin
  • 17 Jakeem Grant 
  • 11 Darnell Mooney
  • 12 Allen Robinson

Tight ends

  • 80 Jimmy Graham
  • 81 J. P. Holtz
  • 87 Jesper Horsted
  • 18 Jesse James
  • 85 Cole Kmet

Offensive linemen

  • 64 Alex Bars 
  • 75 Larry Borom 
  • 68 James Daniels 
  • 76 Teven Jenkins
  • 67 Sam Mustipher 
  • 71 Jason Peters 
  • 73 Lachavious Simmons 
  • 65 Cody Whitehair 

Defensive linemen

  • 90 Angelo Blackson 
  • 96 Akiem Hicks 
  • 93 Margus Hunt 
  • 98 Bilal Nichols 
  • 95 Khyiris Tonga 

Linebackers

  • 99 Trevis Gipson 
  • 55 Bruce Irvin 
  • 45 Joel Iyiegbuniwe 
  • 92 Caleb Johnson 
  • 57 Christian Jones 
  • 44 Alec Ogletree 
  • 94 Robert Quinn 
  • 58 Roquan Smith 

Defensive backs

  • 26 Deon Bush 
  • 23 Marqui Christian 
  • 21 Xavier Crawford 
  • 38 Tashaun Gipson 
  •  4 Eddie Jackson 
  • 33 Jaylon Johnson 
  • 37 Teez Tabor 
  • 22 Kindle Vildor 

Special teams

  • 16 Pat O'Donnell 
  •  2 Cairo Santos 
  • 48 Patrick Scales 
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