Chicago Bears: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Steve McMichael, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Steve McMichael, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Ruben Brown, Chicago Bears
Ruben Brown, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Bears have made some great free agent signings in their storied history. Here are the top-15 players they have signed from other clubs.

Last season, the Chicago Bears got in on the action in the open market, which has fans ready to see what they will do in 2019 NFL free agency. Looking to take a step forward in 2018, they went after receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, as well as tight end Trey Burton.

All three moves ended up producing positive results and helped Chicago take over the NFC North. The Bears fell short of their Super Bowl goal, but could be ready for a long run as a contending team, considering 2018 was the first season with Matt Nagy as a coach, as well as the young nucleus in place.

With all that being said, the Bears could look to take their next step by adding more talent when free agency kicks off on March 13. Filling a few holes should make them favorites in the NFC North this coming season.

With that set to kick off, we look back over the Bears storied history and look at the 15 best free agency signings they have ever made.

Ruben Brown. 15. player. 57. . LG. (2004-07)

From 1995 through 2003, Ruben Brown was a starting left guard for the Buffalo Bills. During that time, he made eight Pro Bowls in a row and was the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year three different times as well.

Then in 2004, Brown signed with the Bears to help shore up their offensive line. He struggled with injuries in his first season, but started to come around during the 2005 and 2006 campaigns.

Brown made another Pro Bowl for the Bears and helped them make it to Super Bowl XLI. He didn’t have the longest tenure, but he came in and did what was needed for the offensive line to become a strong unit, which was the reason for their run at a title after the 2006 regular season.