Over the weekend we ran a poll asking which Bengals player that wore number 84 was the best Bengals player in franchise history. The debate is down to wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and tight end Bob Trumpy. Houshmandzadeh has the accolades, setting franchise records and listed in several top-five records as arguably one of the best receivers this franchise has seen. On the other hand, Trumpy was a huge component for the Bengals during his ten-year career in Cincinnati, helping the franchise sport a winning record in six seasons, suffering only three losing seasons, including the first two seasons in the team's existence.
Trumpy was a four-time Pro Bowler, a First-Team All-Pro and one of the best tight ends in the game at the time. On the other hand, Houshmandzadeh was the Bengals passing game from 2006-2008, often catching those hard passes over the middle to convert third downs. As of this posting, the separation in the poll is only ten votes. The poll closes on July 22 at midnight. So make sure you vote.
Another major vote includes two more of the organization's best wide receivers. Isaac Curtis and Chad Ochocinco each wore No. 85 and both dominate the franchise's record books. You can also vote for the best player to wear No. 82 in franchise history.