Cincinnati Bengals‘ Clark Harris or Tennessee Titans’ Morgan Cox? Who ya got?
The Titans’ Cox is an All-Pro long snapper. He recently had an ESPN Daily profile done on him but Harris is another long snapper who deserves a lot of love.
Cox has four Pro Bowls to his name. He made the All-Pro team in 2020, which was the first time long snappers were eligible for that honor.
The Ravens, however, moved on from Cox at the end of his All-Pro season. Cox now finds himself on the Titans’ playoff roster.
Harris did not make the All-Pro team in 2020 or 2021. Nevertheless, he was a Pro Bowler in 2018. Who knows? Perhaps he would have been the first All-Pro punter if it were an option in 2018.
Harris just missed out on his Pro Bowl selection this year. He is, however, an alternate.
The Bengals have one of the most consistent batteries in the NFL when it comes to the kicking game.
Harris has been snapping to Kevin Huber for 13 years for punts and field goals because Huber is the holder.
For Cox, he snapped to Punter Sam Koch from 2012 to 2020, “only” eight seasons.
Of the eight long snappers left in the playoffs, Harris is the longest-tenured in his 14th season. Cox has the second-most seasons under his belt and is in his 12th season.
Another part of the game for long snappers is tackling. Harris has 33 career tackles. Cox has 12.
Moreover, do not forget that Harris set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest snap in 2018. Unfortunately, his record was broken in 2020 but Harris is still second place.
Another characteristic of a player worth his very own profile? Those long locks and an epic handlebar mustache that he sometimes rocks.
And if that is not worthy of an ESPN profile, the coup de grâce is his son singing the national anthem back in 2015.
Harris is just another example of the great Bengals players who do not get enough credit for what they have done in their careers.
Both Harris and Cox are free agents after this year. Look for Cox to get a pay raise next year. As for Harris, hopefully, he will be back. One less thing to worry about for next year’s roster.
Also, it would be amazing to have Harris on the 2022 roster when he gets an All-Pro nod.