Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 undrafted free agents in Bears history:
(10) Mike Tomczak, quarterback (1985-90)
Tomczak appeared in 77 games with 31 starts in six seasons with the Bears, compiling a 21-10 record while passing for 6,247 yards and 33 touchdowns.
(9) Brian Piccolo, running back (1965-69)
Piccolo rushed for 927 yards and four touchdowns on 258 carries and caught 58 passes for 537 yards and one TD in five seasons before cancer tragically took his life at age 26.
(8) James Allen, running back (1998-2001)
Allen rushed for 1,978 yards and four touchdowns and caught 86 passes for 662 yards and three TDs while appearing in 50 games with 27 starts over four seasons.
(7) Leslie Frazier, cornerback (1981-85)
A starting cornerback on the 1985 Super Bowl championship team, Frazier had 20 interceptions—returning two for touchdowns—in 65 games over five seasons.
(6) Tom Waddle, receiver (1989-94)
Waddle caught 173 passes for 2,109 yards and nine touchdowns while appearing in 60 games over six seasons. He also had nine catches in a playoff loss to Dallas.
(5) Dennis McKinnon, receiver (1983-89)
A starter on the 1985 Super Bowl team, McKinnon caught 180 passes for 2,840 yards and 21 touchdowns and returned three punts for TDs in 85 games.
(4) James “Big Cat” Williams, tackle (1991-2002)
Converted from defensive line to offensive line as a rookie, Big Cat appeared in 166 games with 143 starts over 12 seasons and earned one Pro Bowl nod.
(3) Roosevelt Taylor, safety (1961-69)
Taylor was voted to two Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro in 1963 when he led the NFL with nine interceptions and helped lead the Bears to the NFL championship.
(2) Ed Sprinkle, defensive end (1944-55)
Sprinkle, who George Halas once called “the greatest pass rusher I’ve ever see,” was voted to four Pro Bowls and named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1940s.
(1) Jay Hilgenberg, center (1981-91)
In 11 seasons, Hilgenberg started seven straight Pro Bowls and was voted first-team All-Pro five times while appearing in 163 games with 130 starts.
On the heels of last Sunday’s thrilling win over the Broncos, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the Bears’ top 10 most fantastic finishes he’s witnessed.
With the temperature in Denver expected to be about 90 degrees Sunday, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 Bears games since 1991 played with a kickoff temperature of at least 80.
Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 individual Bears records most unlikely to be broken:
Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks his top-10 can’t miss events/activities at the June 7-9 Bears100 Celebration Weekend in Rosemont.
Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 Bears who do not appear among the best 100 players in franchise history in the Bears Centennial Scrapbook.
As we count down to the 2019 NFL Draft, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 seventh-round draft picks in Bears history.
With talented kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson joining the Bears, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 return specialists in franchise history.
With NFL free agency beginning Wednesday, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 free agents the Bears have signed from other teams since the league instituted free agency in 1993.
These Bears showed off their strength when they participated in the NFL Combine, pushing out more bench reps than anyone else currently on the roster.
See where the Bears rank among NFL teams with the most difficult 2019 schedules based on their opponents’ 2018 records.
On Presidents Day, senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 players in Bears history who share the last name of a United States President.
With the NBA All-Star game tipping off this weekend, coach Nagy gives his list of the best pro basketball players that he's seen play.