3 Bengals Players who could be on the Next NFL All-Decade Team

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The NFL recently released its all-decade team. Here, we detail three Cincinnati Bengals who could be on the next list. 

The NFL has unveiled its all-decade team, and the Cincinnati Bengals have a very worthy representative in Geno Atkins. Upon entering the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2010, the former Georgia Bulldog has amassed 75.5 sacks, 383 tackles, and 171 quarterback hits.

Despite his quiet demeanor off the field, he makes his presence known on the gridiron, and can totally wreck an offensive gameplan all on his own. Perhaps the attribute that secured Atkins’ spot on the list was his pass-rush ability from the interior position, which has helped the defense as a whole in more ways than one.

The Bengals had other candidates who had a shot of being placed on the list in A.J. Green and Andrew Whitworth, but unfortunately, they missed the cut. Whitworth, set to enter his 15th year in the league, is still going strong and will undoubtedly be in a position to receive the recognition he deserves in other forms.

Green started off his career in the best way possible but has suffered a string of frustrating injuries. Now set to be fully healthy and in a fresh era of Bengals football, he has a chance to build his resume further.

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Now the focus shifts to the young players housed in Cincinnati who have a chance to make the all-decade list when 2030 rolls around. It’s a long way off and the competition will be fierce, but these players have the potential.