Quarterback Boomer Esiason and huge receiver Chad Johnson will probably be inducted into the Bengals‘ Ring of Honor throughout Cincinnati’s Sept. 25 “Monday Night time Soccer” sport with the Los Angeles Rams
They will be a part of Ken Anderson, Willie Anderson, Paul Brown, Isaac Curtis, Anthony Munoz and Ken Riley within the membership.
“Boomer and Chad had been each distinctive gamers,” Bengals president Mike Brown stated Thursday. “When you take a look at the statistics, Boomer has an extended checklist of quarterback firsts right here. And Chad was an excellent athlete who was in all probability the quickest receiver we now have had right here. They may have moments after they simply carried the group by themselves. Each gamers are very deserving of this honor.
Esiason (1984-92, ’97) was NFL MVP in 1988 and led the Bengals to a Tremendous Bowl XXIII look whereas making the Professional Bowl 3 times
“I’ll at all times bear in mind I acquired this due to the season ticket holders,” stated Esiason, underscoring the voting from season ticket holders from a poll of 13. “They’re those who’ve the recollections. They’re those who spend the cash to assist the group. They’re those who know who their favourite gamers are and who had the most important influence after they had been there. That is to not be taken frivolously or ever taken with no consideration.”
Johnson, also referred to as “Ochocinco,” is likely one of the hottest gamers in franchise historical past, an lively and charismatic presence on the sphere and social media. In his 10 seasons in Cincinnati (2001-10), Johnson turned the franchise’s all-time main receiver with 10,783 yards.
“It means all the pieces,” stated Johnson, a six-time Professional Bowl choice. “To be proven appreciation for all of the years of onerous work is superior. It is a fantastic honor and I am very appreciative. I am getting my flowers now whereas I can scent them. To me, this honor means far more than getting a gold jacket, actually. That is residence.”
–Area Degree Media