Chicago Bears: The 10 greatest player nicknames of all time

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The Chicago Bears have a plethora of great players to choose from over its 100-plus year existence. The team still holds the most Hall of Fame players in the NFL with 35. The closest teams to them include three teams tied for second with 32 — Washington Football Team, Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.

With a team like the Chicago Bears, all-time great lists are aplenty. The debate on which player is the best of all time seems easy with Walter Payton at the top, but some might argue that it was Dick Butkus or Gale Sayers. Even positionally, top-10 lists exist with great players from one through 10. Unfortunately, the quarterback position is not one of those lists.

Which Chicago Bears players have the best nicknames of all time?

With all of the great players in Chicago Bears history, plenty of great nicknames have come through as well. Even the team itself has a great nickname — Monsters of the Midway. With so many great nicknames of Bears players, who comes in at the top spot? Here is a very subjective list with some notable mentions.

10. Kevin Butler, K – “Butthead”

Some of you may not be old enough to remember Kevin Butler. He was the greatest kicker in Chicago Bears history before Robbie Gould came around. Butler is the second-leading scorer in Chicago Bears history with 1,116 points. Gould is number one with 1,207.

Butler played 11 years with the Bears. He finished with a career field goal percentage of 73.4%. Now, Butthead might not be the most endearing nickname for a player to have, but in this case, I find it to be one of the best and most memorable nicknames in Chicago Bears history.