The Bengals have a long and storied history that began 1968.
Since then, we’ve seen the franchise have some all-time great players and coaches like Anthony Munoz, Ken Riley, Paul Brown, Ken Anderson and now A.J. Green.
But when you’ve been around for 50 years, you’re going to have some great players that get lost in the shuffle and forgotten about over time.
The Bengals have certainly had their fair share of players that get overlooked when considering the franchise’s all-time greats. Guys like Eddie Edwards who played largely when sacks weren’t recorded or Isaac Curtis when passing wasn’t as big of a focus don’t always get the kind of respect they deserve.
Heck, we’ve seen a number of Bengals in the Marvin Lewis era that are already starting to be forgotten. Guys like Rudi Johnson, Deltha O’Neal and Johnathan Joseph were among the league’s best at their positions in their primes, even if their primes didn’t last as long as other NFL greats of this era.
Thn you’ve got guys who get national praise that may actually deserve more of it. Think of what A.J. Green would be doing in this league if he played with a legitimate top 10 quarterback like Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan or Drew Brees?
We might be talking about Green being the best receiver in the game and one of the all-time NFL greats.
So, we are asking you the fans, who is the most underrated Bengals player in franchise history?
*Note: We reserve the right to ban anyone who says Russell Bodine.