Chicago Bears

Team history

Chicago Bears

 

The Chicago Bears compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on September 20, 1919and became professional on September 17, 1920 and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL’s founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago.

 

Stadium:

Soldier Field is a multi-purpose stadium on the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1924, the stadium has served as the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) since 1971. Soldier Field has a football capacity of 61,500 making it the smallest stadium in the NFL.

Coaches:

George Halas

1920–1929

Ralph Jones

1930 –1932

George Halas

1933–1942

Hunk Anderson

1942–1945

George Halas

1946–1955

Paddy Driscoll

1956–1957

George Halas

1958–1967

Jim Dooley

1968–1971

Abe Gibron

1972–1974

Jack Pardee

1975–1977

Neill Armstrong

- 1978–1981

Mike Ditka

1982–1992

Dave Wannstedt

1993–1998

Dick Jauron

1999–2003

Lovie Smith

2004–2012

Marc Trestman

2013–2014

John Fox

2015–2017

Matt Nagy

2018–2022

Matt Eberflus

2022–present

2022 Coaching Staff:

Head coach – Matt Eberflus

Offensive coordinator – Luke Getsy

Quarterbacks – Andrew Janocko

Running backs – David Walker

Passing game coordinator/wide receivers – Tyke Tolbert

Tight ends – Jim Dray

Assistant tight ends – Tim Zetts

Offensive line – Chris Morgan

Assistant offensive line – Austin King

Offensive quality control – Omar Young                  

Defensive coordinator – Alan Williams

Defensive line – Travis Smith

Assistant defensive line – Justin Hinds

Linebackers – Dave Borgonzi

Defensive backs – James Rowe

Safeties – Andre Curtis

Assistant defensive backs – David Overstreet II

Defensive quality control – Ronell Williams

Special teams coordinator – Richard Hightower

Assistant special teams – Carlos Polk

Director of high performance – Brent Salazar

Strength and conditioning – Jim Arthur

Assistant strength and conditioning – Noble Landry

Assistant strength and conditioning – Jim Mangiero

Ownership:

Majority owner: Virginia Halas McCaskey, 99

Minority owners: Patrick G. Ryan, Andrew J. McKenna

Source of wealth: David Tepper, arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation. Tepper’s Appaloosa Management hedge fund firm now manages nearly $13 billion.

Net worth: $1.3 billion (Forbes)

Residence: Palm Beach, Florida

When purchased team and for how much: The team is primarily owned by the heirs of George Halas. His daughter, Virginia Halas McCaskey, her children, and grandchildren

Franchise valuation: $4.075 billion (Forbes)

2021 revenue/rank: $370 million/7th (Forbes)

Owns stadium (how much invested): No.

Ownership philosophy: As owner, Tepper’s philosophy is to win on the field and in the community. He supports the players and coaches hard work off the field in giving back to their communities.

Players

Matthew Adams

Position: LB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230 lbs College: Houston

Chase Allen

Position: TE
Experience: R
Height: 6-6
Age: 25
Weight: 251 lbs
College: Iowa State

Angelo Blackson

Position: DLe
Experience: 8 yearse
Height: 6-4e
Age: 29e
Weight: 315 lbse
College: Auburne

Khari Blasingame

Position: FB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 26
Weight: 233 lbs
College: Vanderbilt

Larry Borom

Position: OL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 23
Weight: 333 lbs
College: Missouri

Jaquan Brisker

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 6-1
Age: 23
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Penn State

Ja'Tyre Carter

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-3
Age: 23
Weight: 311 lbs
College: Southern

Shon Coleman

Position: OL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 30
Weight: 310 lbs
College: Auburn

Trevon Coley

Position: DL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 28
Weight: 307 lbs
College: Florida Atlantic

Isaiah Coulter

Position: WR
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 23
Weight: 198 lbs
College: Rhode Island

Trevon Coley

Position: DL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 28
Weight: 307 lbs
College: Florida Atlantic

Isaiah Coulter

Position: WR
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 23
Weight: 198 lbs
College: Rhode Island

Dane Cruikshank

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 27
Weight: 209 lbs
College: Arizona

Julie'n Davenport

Position: OL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-7
Age: 27
Weight: 315 lbs
College: Bucknell

Noah Dawkins

Position: LB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 25
Weight: 235 lbs
College: The Citadel

Noah Dawkins

Position: OL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 27
Weight: 320 lbs
College: Old Dominion

Jean Delance

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 24
Weight: 357 lbs
College: Florida

Micah Dew-Treadway

Position: DL
Experience: R
Height: 6-4
Age: 25
Weight: 308 lbs
College: Minnesota

Trestan Ebner

Position: RB
Experience: R
Height: 5-11
Age: 23
Weight: 206 lbs
College: Baylor

Mario Edwards

Position: DL Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-3
Age: 28
Weight: 277 lbs
College: Florida State

Dieter Eiselen

Position: OL
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-4
Age: 26
Weight: 320 lbs
College: Yale

Darrynton Evans

Position: RB
Experience: 3 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 24
Weight: 203 lbs
College: Appalachian State

Justin Fields

Position: QB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 23
Weight: 228 lbs
College: Ohio State

Chris Finke

Position: WR
Experience: 1 year
Height: 5-9
Age: 26
Weight: 186 lbs
College: Notre Dame

DeMarquis Gates

Position: LB
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-2
Age: 26
Weight: 221 lbs
College: Mississippi

Trenton Gill

Position: P
Experience: R
Height: 6-4
Age: 23
Weight: 219 lbs
College: N.C. State

Trevis Gipson

Position: DL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 25
Weight: 263 lbs
College: Tulsa

Kyler Gordon

Position: OL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 27
Weight: 284 lbs
College: Oregon State

Thomas Graham Jr.

Position: DB
Experience: 1 year
Height: 5-11
Age: 23
Weight: 197 lbs
College: Oregon

Ryan Griffin

Position: TE
Experience: 10 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 32
Weight: 255 lbs
College: Connecticut

Davontae Harris

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 27
Weight: 205 lbs
College: Illinois State

N'Keal Harry

Position: WR
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 24
Weight: 225 lbs
College: Arizona State

Khalil Herbert

Position: RB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 5-9
Age: 24
Weight: 212 lbs
College: Virginia Tech

Elijah Hicks

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 5-11
Age: 22
Weight: 200 lbs
College: California

DeAndre Houston-Carson

Position: DB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 29
Weight: 202 lbs
College: William & Mary

Eddie Jackson

Position: DB
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 28
Weight: 206 lbs
College: Alabama

Lamar Jackson

Position: DB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 24
Weight: 208 lbs
College: Nebraska

Teven Jenkins

Position: OL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 24
Weight: 321 lbs
College: Oklahoma State

Rysen John

Position: TE
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-7
Age: 24
Weight: 227 lbs
College: Simon Fraser

Caleb Johnson

Position: TE LB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 24
Weight: 227 lbs
College: Houston Baptist University

Jaylon Johnson

Position: DB
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 23
Weight: 196 lbs
College: U

Braxton Jones

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 23
Weight: 310 lbs
College: Southern Utah State

Jaylon Jones

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 5-11
Age: 24
Weight: 190 lbs
College: Mississippi

Justin Jones

Position: DL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 25
Weight: 309 lbs
College: North Carolina State

Velus Jones

Position: WR
Experience: R
Height: 6-0
Age: 25
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Tennessee

Michael Joseph

Position: DB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 27
Weight: 194 lbs
College: Dubuque

Sam Kamara

Position: DL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 24
Weight: 288 lbs
College: Stony Brook

Bopete Keyes

Position: DB
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 24
Weight: 202 lbs
College: Tulane

Cole Kmet

Position: TE
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 23
Weight: 260 lbs
College: Notre Dame

Doug Kramer

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-2
Age: 24
Weight: 300 lbs
College: Illinois

LaCale London

Position: DL
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-5
Age: 25
Weight: 316 lbs
College: Western Illinois

David Montgomery

Position: RB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 25
Weight: 224 lbs
College: Iowa State

Darnell Mooney

Position: WR
Experience: 3 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 24
Weight: 173 lbs
College: Tulane

David Moore

Position: WR
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 27
Weight: 219 lbs
College: East Central

Nicholas Morrow

Position: LB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 27
Weight: 216 lbs
College: Greenville

Al-Quadin Muhammad

Position: DL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 27
Weight: 250 lbs
College: Miami

Sam Mustipher

Position: OL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 26
Weight: 332 lbs
College: Notre Dame

Dazz Newsome

Position: WR
Experience: 1 year
Height: 5-10
Age: 23
Weight: 184 lbs
College: North Carolina

James O'Shaughnessy

Position: TE
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 30
Weight: 245 lbs
College: Illinois State

Lucas Patrick

Position: OL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 29
Weight: 313 lbs
College: Duke

Mike Pennel

Position: DL
Experience: 9 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 31
Weight: 332 lbs
College: Colorado State (Pueblo)

Nathan Peterman

Position: QB
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 28
Weight: 225 lbs
College: Pittsburgh

Dante Pettis

Position: WR
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 26
Weight: 195 lbs
College: Washington

Byron Pringle

Position: WR
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 28
Weight: 203 lbs
College: Kansas State

Robert Quinn

Position: DL
Experience: 12 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 32
Weight: 245 lbs
College: North Carolina

Riley Reiff

Position: OL
Experience: 11 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 33
Weight: 313 lbs
College: Iowa

Dominique Robinson

Position: DL
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 24
Weight: 253 lbs
College: Miami (Ohio)

Jack Sanborn

Position: LB
Experience: R
Height: 6-2
Age: 22
Weight: 234 lbs
College: Wisconsin

Cairo Santos

Position: K
Experience: 8 years
Height: 5-8
Age: 30
Weight: 175 lbs
College: Tulane

Patrick Scales

Position: LS
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 34
Weight: 226 lbs
College: Utah State

Michael Schofield

Position: OL
Experience: 9 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 31
Weight: 303 lbs
College: Michigan

Kevin Shaa

Position: WR
Experience: R
Height: 5-10
Age: 24
Weight: 166 lbs
College: Liberty

Tajae Sharpe

Position: WR
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 27
Weight: 194 lbs
College: Massachusetts

Duke Shelley

Position: DB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-9
Age: 25
Weight: 176 lbs
College: Kansas State

Trevor Siemian

Position: QB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 30
Weight: 220 lbs
College: Northwestern

Lachavious Simmons

Position: OL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 25
Weight: 319 lbs
College: Tennessee State

Roquan Smit

Position: LB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 25
Weight: 232 lbs
College: Georgia

Charles Snowden

Position: DL
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-7
Age: 24
Weight: 245 lbs
College: Virginia

Equanimeous St. Brown

Position: WR
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 25
Weight: 214 lbs
College: Notre Dame

Jayson Stanley

Position: DB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 25
Weight: 207 lbs
College: Georgia

Greg Stroman

Position: DB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 26
Weight: 180 lbs
College: Virginia Tech

Carson Taylor

Position: DL
Experience: R
Height: 6-3
Age: 24
Weight: 241 lbs
College: Northern Arizona

A.J. Thomas

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 6-2
Age: 22
Weight: 214 lbs
College: Western Michigan

Joe Thomas

Position: LB
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 31
Weight: 227 lbs
College: South Carolina State

Zach Thomas

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 24
Weight: 308 lbs
College: San Diego State

Khyiris Tonga

Position: DL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 26
Weight: 338 lbs
College: BYU

Jake Tonges

Position: TE
Experience: R
Height: 6-4
Age: 23
Weight: 240 lbs
College: California

De'Montre Tuggle

Position: RB
Experience: R
Height: 5-8
Age: 23
Weight: 206 lbs
College: Ohio

Kindle Vildor

Position: DB
Experience: 3 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 24
Weight: 189 lbs
College: Georgia Southern

Nsimba Webster

Position: WR
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 26
Weight: 180 lbs
College: Eastern Washington

Javin White

Position: LB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 25
Weight: 211 lbs
College: UNLV

Cody Whitehair

Position: OL
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 30
Weight: 316 lbs
College: Kansas State

Tavon Young

Position: DB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 5-9
Age: 28
Weight: 177 lbs
College: Temple

Dakota Dozier

Position: OL
Experience: 9 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 31
Weight: 312 lbs
College: Furman
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