Who are the best passers in Cincinnati Bengals history?

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ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Andy Dalton of the AFC looks to pass in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Andy Dalton of the AFC looks to pass in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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Number 5: Mohamed Sanu

You may be thinking, “Wait, what? How can Mohamed Sanu possibly be on this list?” Notice the term used was “passer.” This means a non-quarterback could make the list. The reason for Sanu cracking the top five is simple: he is a statistical anomaly. In a strange twist, he actually has the best passer rating in Bengal history with a perfect 158.3. How can this be? Well, part of it is because the former high school quarterback only threw the ball five times during his Bengals career. The crazy part is that out of those five passes not a one has hit the ground. He is a perfect five-for-five for 177 yards and two touchdowns.

Sanu of course never started as quarterback for the Men in Stripes and never led them to any victories. He only threw the ball as a gadget play which may have contributed to his passing success. Still though, with that perfect passer rating maybe they should have given him some more opportunities to throw the ball.

If Sanu was an every down quarterback would he be on this list? Most likely no. But it’s worth appreciating his unusual passing stat line.

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