Chicago Bears Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Chicago Bears career rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2019, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Gale Sayers is the Chicago Bears career leader in rushing average with 5.00.

Players active with the Chicago Bears during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 750 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. G. Sayers 68 991 4,956 5.0 70 39
2. W. Payton 190 3,838 16,726 4.4 76 110
3. J. Howard 47 778 3,370 4.3 69 24
4. M. Forte 120 2,035 8,602 4.2 68t 45
5. T. Jones 45 850 3,493 4.1 54 22
6. R. Casares 121 1,386 5,657 4.1 81 49
7. N. Anderson 116 1,515 6,166 4.1 80t 51
8. R. Harper 89 757 3,044 4.0 32 15
9. A. Thomas 51 858 3,332 3.9 67t 21
10. R. Bull 110 787 2,871 3.6 50 9
11. M. Suhey 148 828 2,946 3.6 39 20