Cincinnati Bengals’ 2010s All-Decade Starting Team
Left Tackle: Andrew Whitworth
Whitworth is one of the greatest Bengals of all-time and easily wins this selection. His presence was steadying both on the field and in the locker room. He’s still going strong in the league but unfortunately, it’s for the Rams instead of the orange and black.
Left Guard: Clint Boling
Boling stepped into the league and started all 16 games as a rookie. From there on out, he was a rock solid player and always offered good protection along with a strong push in the run game. He was everything the Bengals could’ve asked for.
Center: Trey Hopkins
The Bengals have struggled at the center position in the last decade, so the options were slim. Trey Hopkins has played great recently after a shaky start to his career. He’ll be expected to be a veteran leader for a young unit next season, which will give him a chance to justify this spot.
Right Guard: Kevin Zeitler
Zeitler was a key component to the Bengals reaching 5 straight playoff appearances. To this very day, he’s one of the better guards in the league and a player Cincinnati probably wishes they would have hung on to.
Right Tackle: Andre Smith
Smith was highly rated coming out of college, going 6th overall in the 2009 draft. He never lived up to the billing, but he was serviceable and helped protect Dalton during their successful string of seasons to begin the decade.