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30 Day Challenge: All time favorite Chicago Bears linebacker

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Every day in the month of June we'll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

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The Chicago Bears have had a great run of middle linebackers throughout history starting with the man that created the position, Bill George. After George came one the greatest and most violent to ever play football, Dick Butkus. Mike Singletary was the next great middle linebacker in Chicago. And the most recent was Brian Urlacher, who could make it 4 for 4 in generational mike backers in the Hall Of Fame for the Chicago Bears if elected.

Which leads me to question #3 in our 30 Day Challenge...

Day 18: Who is your all time favorite Chicago Bears linebacker?

Had I been able to watch Butkus play in something other than highlight film, he'd probably be my all time fav, but since he was before my time, I have to go with Brian Urlacher.

I think some fans took for granted just how great of a player 'Lach was. This guy could do anything on a football field. His coverage skills were really brought to light once he was manning the middle in Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 defense, but early in his career he was also asked to blitz the quarterback.

His 41.5 sacks rank him 7th in Bears history, his 22 interceptions are 13th, he's 3rd overall in passes defended with 85, 6th in forced fumbled (11), 8th in fumbles recovered (15), tied for 4th in defensive touchdowns (4) and he's the leading tackler in franchise history.

Now some of these stats weren't tracked back in the day, but I think it's safe to say Urlacher's numbers could stack up with the best of them.

His eight Pro Bowls are tied for third most in Chicago history, but he was snubbed for one of his best seasons ever, 2007. I took at look at that year in this article, Greatest Chicago Bears Seasons: Brian Urlacher 2007.

Dane spotlighted Urlacher's greatest game ever right here and Steve Ronkowski talked about one of the 2007 games right here.

Now it's your turn, who is your all time favorite linebacker?

Here are all of our challenges so far:

Day 1: Earliest Chicago Bears Memory
Day 2: Favorite Bears Memory
Day 3:
All Time favorite Bears Wide Receiver
Day 4: Favorite Place to Watch the Bears
Day 5:
Least Favorite Bear of All Time
Day 6: All Time favorite Bears quarterback
Day 7: If the Bears could retire one more number...
Day 8: All Time Favorite Bears Running Back
Day 9:
All Time Favorite Bears Tight End
Day 10:
If you could take 1 historical Bear...
Day 11: All Time Favorite Bears Special Teamer
Day 12:
All Time favorite Chicago Bears coach
Day 13: Most hated opposing player of all time
Day 14: Most hated opposing coach of all time
Day 15: Most Respected Opposing Player of All Time
Day 16: Favorite current Chicago Bears player
Day 17:
Favorite Bears' team of All Time