We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Bears 2014 season kicks off. Thanks to Bear Goggles On contributor and the fine editor of Blackhawk Up Keith Schultz’s suggestion, we’re going to do a Top 100 list of the all time Chicago Bears. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down memory lane.
The next stop in our Chicago Bears Top 100 is #46 on the list, safety Rosey Taylor. Taylor joined the Bears out of Grambling State in 1961. The safety made his biggest impact on the Bears in their 1963 championship season when he led the team and the league with 9 interceptions. In his 9 seasons with the Bears Taylor never missed a game while collecting 23 interceptions. That’s good for #10 on the Bears all-time interceptions list.
Taylor earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in 1963 and again in 1968 before departing the Bears for the 49ers partway through the 1969 season. He spent ’69 thru ’71 in San Francisco before calling it a career after a Super Bowl appearance with the Redskins in 1972. Taylor was named to the Top 50 Chicago Bears by the Sun Times and is a member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.
What do you think of the ranking? Too high? Too low? I guess you’ll have to check back to see who finished ahead of him to judge for yourself. We’ll be counting down a different person each day as we inch our way to the September 7th season opener.