Chicago Bears: Ranking the top ten Chicago Bears of the 2000s

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The Chicago Bears are one of the most historic franchises in the NFL and one of the founding members. Here we rank the top ten Bears of the 2000s.

Ah, the 2000s. The days of blossoming internet, massive cell phones and $1.26 gallons of gas. While the 2000s were a decade of progress for much of the world, it was quite the roller coaster ride for the Chicago Bears.

The Bears started off the decade with a bang, drafting 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Urlacher in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Shortly after, the Bears would reach the 2001 NFL Playoffs in their first trip to the postseason since 1994.

The Bears ended the decade in bittersweet disappointment, finishing the 2009 campaign with a 7-9 record and a third-place finish in the NFC North. However, the arrival of Jay Cutler during the 2009 offseason was cause for optimistic along Lake Michigan.

The highlight of the decade came in the 2006 season, as the Bears were a league-best 13-3 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XLI.

For sure, there were a lot of ups and downs for the Bears during the decade. However, it was certainly filled with players who brought the fans a lifetime of memories. Without further ado, let’s take a trip down memory lane and break down the top ten Bears of the 2000s.

All statistics courtesy of Pro Football Reference.