Poll: Best Bengals Player To Wear No. 22 All-Time

Now that we have our first twenty numbers of the best Bengals players in the books, we can move on with numbers 21-30.

Let's just say that the decision to choose number 22 could be the hardest to date. We're not talking about picking the best one-year quarterback performances like we did at number 12. One of our choices includes one of the more recognizable players on the team today, sparking a hopeful crusade that the Bengals re-sign him when free agency kicks off after the labor dispute is settled. The other, a veteran of the Bengals, starting cornerback during the team's second Super Bowl appearance.

The most recognizable choice today is obviously cornerback Johnathan Joseph with 14 career interceptions, three returned for touchdowns and often one of the league leaders on passes defensed during seasons he plays at least 15 games. Additionally, he's routinely one of the leading tacklers in the Bengals secondary since he was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. From 1987 through 1992, Eric Thomas was one of the team's best cornerbacks, picking off 15 interceptions, one for a touchdown along with three quarterback sacks and constantly being one of the leading tacklers in the secondary.

Other players that wore number 22 includes Deacon Turner, James Griffin, Jimmy Spencer, Rodney Heath and Kim Herring. The poll will run throughout the weekend. Who is your pick for the best Bengals player to wear number 22 all-time?

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