When you're the middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears, the longtime Monsters of the Midway, you've got to be included on the ESPN.com Any Era team, compiled by a panel of 20 Hall of Famers. A sampling of their thoughts:
JIM BROWN: "Brian Urlacher plays an intelligent game, but is also very physical and very tough. He can apply his physicality with a mentality that fits into the game plan. His mental toughness is as good as it gets."
MIKE DITKA: "Brian Urlacher has stood the test of time. He'll go down as one of the best middle linebackers in history. He follows in the great tradition of Bears linebackers."