Chicago Bears History

The Chicago Bears are in their one hundred and second season, playing their home games at Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois since 1971. The Bears are led by head coach Matt Nagy since 2018.

During their existence, they have had five people win Coach of the Year: Mike Ditka, (1985 and 1988); George Halas, (1963 and 1965); Dick Jauron, (2001); Lovie Smith, (2005); Matt Nagy, (2018).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Mike Singletary won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988; Mark Carrier won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990; Walter Payton won the Most Valuable Player in 1977 and the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1977; Brian Urlacher won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000; Wally Chambers won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1973; Anthony Thomas won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2001.

The Bears have won nine championships in their history, most recently in 1985.

Chicago Bears Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Matt Nagy 2018-2021 28-20-0 58.3% 0-2
John Fox 2015-2017 14-34-0 29.2% 0-0
Marc Trestman 2013-2014 13-19-0 40.6% 0-0
Lovie Smith 2004-2012 81-63-0 56.3% 3-3
Dick Jauron 1999-2003 35-45-0 43.8% 0-1
Dave Wannstedt 1993-1998 40-56-0 41.7% 1-1
Mike Ditka 1982-1992 106-62-0 63.1% 6-6
Neill Armstrong 1978-1981 30-34-0 46.9% 0-1
Jack Pardee 1975-1977 20-22-0 47.6% 0-1
Abe Gibron 1972-1974 11-30-1 27.4% 0-0
Jim Dooley 1968-1971 20-36-0 35.7% 0-0
George Halas 1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967 316-148-31 67.0% 6-3
Paddy Driscoll 1956-1957 14-9-1 60.4% 0-1
Hunk Anderson 1943-1945 17-11-2 60.0% 1-0
Ralph Jones 1930-1932 24-10-7 67.1% 0-0

Franchise history

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