About this set: I would like to tell you how I came to the checklist for the players.
In THE CHICAGO BEARS A 75-YEAR CELEBRATION by Richard Whittingham on pages 136-139 it lists the all-decade teams for the Bears from the '20's to the '80's.
The book states the all-decade teams were decided by a poll of pro football historians, sportswriters and broadcasters, and other authorities on the history of the team.
To cut down on the checklist I eliminated anyone that did not have at least one AP or pro-bowl appearance.
I used the website Pro-Football-Refrence.com to look up each player's post season accomplishments.
For the decade of the '90's, I had to put that together myself, using the formula from the previous decades, be the best at your position for the decade and have at least one AP or pro-bowl appearance.
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