Cincinnati Bengals

My All Time Cincinnati Bengals Players

Formed by legendary coach Paul Brown, the Cincinnati Bengals have one of the most up-and-down histories in the NFL. The team has seen it’s fair share of great players, but because of bad luck, injuries or head cases, the Bengals haven’t been able to win a Super Bowl championship. Some of the top players in Bengals history have been on their two AFC winning teams. But in the Super Bowl, the Bengals fell short, each time to the San Francisco 49ers. Even when the Bengals have been bad, it hasn’t been for the team’s lack of talent.

The Bengals have been a proverbial sink or swim team. When they’ve been great, their best players helped carry them. In 1988, the Bengals last Super Bowl team, the league’s MVP was quarterback Boomer Esiason. Considered one of the great Bengals, Esasion led the team to several playoff berths during his time in Cincinnati. More recently, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson and Carson Palmer helped lead the team to the playoffs. If not for an injury to Palmer in the 2005 playoffs, that Bengals team may have gone much farther. One of the greatest players though is offensive tackle Anthony Munoz. He is the only Bengal in the Hall of Fame is considered one of the best left tackles in NFL history.

The Cincinnati Bengals have had some great teams during their history. With a lineage of great quarterbacks, the Bengals have twice gone to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, they lost both times.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson - Cincinnati Bengals - Quarterback

1973 Topps #34 Rookie Card

 

Boomer Esiason

Boomer Esiason - Cincinnati Bengals - Quarterback

1986 Topps #255 Rookie Card

 

Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer - Cincinnati Bengals - Oakland Raiders - Quarterback

2003 Bowman SP #111 Rookie Card

 

RUNNING BACKS

James Brooks

James Brooks - San Diego Chargers - Cincinnati Bengals - Running Back

1982 Topps #226 Rookie Card

 

Corey Dillon

Corey Dillon - Cincinnati Bengals - Running Back

1997 SP Authentic #25 Rookie Card

 

Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals - Running Back

1978 Topps #434 Rookie Card

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Carl Pickens

Carl Pickens - Cincinnati Bengals - Wide Receiver

1992 Topps Gold #740 Rookie Card

 

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals - Wide Receiver

2001 Topps #340 Rookie Card

 

Cris Collinsworth

Chris Collinsworth - Cincinnati Bengals - Wide Receiver

1982 Topps #44 Rookie Card

 

Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown - Cincinnati Bengals - Wide Receiver

1986 Topps #260 Rookie Card

 

TIGHT ENDS

Bob Trumpy

Bob Trumpy - Cincinnati Bengals - Tight End

1970 Topps #110 Rookie Card

 

Rodney Holman

Rodney Holman - Cincinnati Bengals - Tight End

1989 Pro Set #60 Rookie Card

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Anthony Munoz

Anthony Munoz - Cincinnati Bengals - Offensive Tackle

1982 Topps #51 Rookie Card

 

Max Montoya

Max Montoya - Cincinnati Bengals - Offensive Guard

1983 Topps #239 Rookie Card

 

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals - Center

1971 Topps #208 Rookie Card

 

Bruce Reimers

Bruce Reimers - Cincinnati Bengals - Offensive Guard

1991 Pro Set #465 Rookie Card

 

Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson - Cincinnati Bengals - Offensive Tackle

1996 Donruss #209 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Coy Bacon

Coy Bacon - San Diego Chargers - Cincinnati Bengals - Defensive End

1973 Topps #149 Rookie Card

 

Tim Krumrie

Tim Krumrie - Cincinnati Bengals - Defensive Tackle

1988 Topps #347 Rookie Card

 

Mike Reid

Mike Reid - Cincinnati Bengals - Defensive Tackle

1972 Topps #67 Rookie Card

 

Eddie Edwards

Eddie Edwards - Cincinnati Bengals - Defensive End

1978 Topps #374 Rookie Card

 

LINEBACKERS

Reggie Williams

Reggie Williams - Cincinnati Bengals - Linebacker

1978 Topps #229 Rookie Card

 

James Francis

James Francis - Cincinnati Bengals - Linebacker

1990 Pro Set #680 Rookie Card

 

Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons - Cincinnati Bengals - Linebacker

1998 Bowman Chrome #24 Rookie Card

 

Al Beauchamp

Al Beauchamp - Cincinnati Bengals - Linebacker

1972 Topps #153 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Lemar Parrish

Lemar Parrish - Cincinnati Bengals - Cornerback

1971 Topps #233 Rookie Card

 

Ken Riley

Ken Riley - Cincinnati Bengals - Cornerback

1973 Topps #171 Rookie Card

 

Louis Breeden

Louis Breeden - Cincinnati Bengals - Cornerback

1979 Topps #474 Rookie Card

 

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas - Cincinnati Bengals - Cornerback

1989 Topps #37 Rookie Card

 

Tommy Casanova

Tommy Casanova - Cincinnati Bengals - Safety

1973 Topps #198 Rookie Card

 

David Fulcher

David Fulcher - Cincinnati Bengals - Safety

1989 Starting Lineup Rookie Card

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Shayne Graham (2003-2008)

P – Lee Johnson (1988-1998)

PR – Tremain Mack (1997-2000)

KR – Mike Martin (1983-1989)

 

NICKNAME

  • Paul Brown selected the name because there had once been a pro football team in Cincinnati named the Bengals and adopting that name “would provide a link with past professional football in Cincinnati.”

HEAD COACHES

  • Paul Brown (1968-1975)
  • Bill Johnson (1976-1978)
  • Homer Rice (1978-1979)
  • Forrest Gregg (1980-1983)
  • Sam Wyche (1984-1991)
  • David Shula (1992-1996)
  • Bruce Coslet (1996-2000)
  • Dick LeBeau (2000-2002)
  • Marvin Lewis (2003-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • None

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • Super Bowl XVI (1981) – Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Super Bowl XXIII (1988) – Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers

AFL/AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • 1981, 1988

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 1970, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2011

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 5-14 .263

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • Paul Brown Coach (1968-1975)
  • Charlie Joiner WR (1972-1975)
  • Anthony Munoz OT (1980-1992)

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • 54 Bob Johnson C (1968-1979)

PRO BOWL MVP

  • 2007 Carson Palmer QB

AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1969 Paul Brown
  • 2009 Marvin Lewis

AFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 1968 Paul Robinson RB
  • 1969 Greg Cook QB

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 1985 Eddie Brown WR
  • 1992 Carl Pickens WR

AFL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • None

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 1981 Ken Anderson QB

NFL MVP

  • 1981 Ken Anderson QB
  • 1988 Boomer Esiason QB

SUPER BOWL MVP

  • None

 

Paul Brown, who founded the Cleveland Browns in 1942, sold the Browns in 1962 and went to work organizing a Cincinnati team that played its first game in 1968. While the Bengals may not own any Super Bowl rings, they have won two AFC championship games, in 1981 and 1988, and were AFC Central Division champions five times, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, and 1990, as well as topping the AFC North in 2005.

©MMXVI My All Time Favorites, all pictures and logos, team names are property of the National Football League. This site is not affiliated with the NFL or Cincinnati Bengals.  All Football Cards are low resolution scans from a personal collection and each is credited with the production company name and year.  This site is maintained for research purposes only.

 

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