The Chicago Bears are one of the NFL‘s oldest franchises. Over the years they have had some great players carry the ball for them. Who though has had the most 1,000 yard rushing seasons for the Bears?
Without a doubt, the best running back the Bears have ever had is Walter Payton. He retired as the NFL career leader in rushing yards and had a whole host of other records credited to him. The NFL also named its Man of the Year award after him. He is also the holder of this team record with ten 1,000 yard rushing seasons for the Bears.
Through the 2009 NFL season, five players have rushed for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons for the Bears. Walter Payton did it ten times, Neal Anderson did it three times, and it was done twice each by Thomas Jones, Gale Sayers, and Anthony Thomas.
Chicago Bears players who have rushed for 1,000 yards in a season just one time include James Allen, Rick Casares, Beattie Feathers, Matt Forte, Raymont Harris, and Rashaan Salaam.
Beattie Feathers was the first Chicago Bears player to rush for more than 1,000 in a season when he did so in 1934.