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Bengals in upper-half of NFL mascot rankings

Who Dey is also the top mascot in the AFC North.

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When it comes to NFL mascots, the Cincinnati Bengals are represented by Who Dey, a large Bengals tiger typically wearing a No. 1 Bengals jersey. But where does he stand in comparison to the rest of the NFL’s mascots?

Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic ranked all 32 NFL mascots, and the Bengals came in at No. 12. Though it’s a decent spot in the rankings, Walker wasn’t exactly a fan of the name choice.

12. Cincinnati Bengals

Mascot: Who Dey

Debut: Unknown

Thoughts: Somebody got paid to name the mascot, Who Dey? This is why we don’t have nice things. The name being underwhelming isn’t taking away from the fantastic costume design, by the way. The fur looks plush, the uniform shows his muscles, too. I just want to see that same effort put forward in naming the mascot.

Who Dey is actually ranked as the top mascot within the AFC North. Behind him are the Browns’ Chomps and Brownie the Elf (14), Steelers’ Steely McBeam, and Ravens’ Poe.

Division champs baby!