Cincinnati Bengals: Top Five Quarterbacks in Franchise History

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Jan 10, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Television and radio personality and former NFL football player Boomer Esiason in attendance during the first period of a game between the New York Rangers and the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Norman “Boomer” Esiason

Norman “Boomer” Esiason is well known for his role as a CBS analyst and his morning radio show (also on CBS), Boomer and Carton. Before his entrance into NFL broadcasting and sports radio, Esiason was one of the most beloved Bengals. He spent eight seasons in stripes and led them to two playoff appearances and Super Bowl XXIII.

Esiason won the 1988 NFL MVP award and was a three-type Pro Bowler. He threw for 27,149 yards and 187 touchdowns, which was 10 short of the franchise record held by the number one quarterback on this list. His eight seasons under center is second most in franchise history and Esaison was the franchise’s last quarterback under owner Paul Brown.

He retired as a Bengal following the 1997 season and is still regarded as the best quarterback to pioneer the no huddle offense, which was designed by former Bengals head coach, Sam Wyche. Boomer deserves the number two spot on this list.

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