The Chicago Bears defense has long since been a staple of the organization. The legacy of great linebackers is unparalleled and widely known to be one of immense pride within the Bears' front office. Greats like Bill George, Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary have all laid the standards for Bears linebackers.
The team has been fortunate to see the next crop of Bears greats in its current corps. But despite their regressing defense, which is speckled with aging stars, it has maintained its stout run defense, along with its ability to take the ball away from the other team.
Let's go through the top five people who make that happen.