The Chicago Bears are your 2010 NFC North division champions. Like many of their division championships in franchise history, this team was driven by a ferocious defense that continually made clutch plays.
If the Bears want to repeat as the division champs for years to come, they likely will have to lean on their defense yet again.
The defensive stars of today likely won't be around in four years. Brian Urlacher is 32, Israel Idonije, Anthony Adams, Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs are 30, Charles Tillman and Pisa Tinoisamoa are 29 and Danieal Manning is 28.
Looking at the age of the Chicago Bears starting defense makes you wonder; what players will be leading the potential division championship defense over the next few years? Here are the ten players that play defense for the Bears under the age of 26, and a look at how they've performed thus far and what their future may be.