1. Chad Johnson (10,783)
Bengals WR from 2001-2010
Chad Johnson hasn’t played a snap for the stripes in over a decade, but he still leads the franchise in receiving yards and by quite a large margin, at that.
Johnson’s journey in the NFL began in Cincinnati when the Bengals spent a second-round pick on him in the 2001 NFL Draft. The Oregon State product didn’t have a rookie season to write home about but he exploded onto the scene in 2002 with 1,166 yards and five touchdowns.
The 2003 season was even kinder to Johnson, who had 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 10 trips into the end zone were a career-high for Ochocinco but he did improve on the yardage total, amassing 1,440 receiving yards during the 2007 season.
In 10 seasons with the Bengals, Johnson made six Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro twice. He played one season with the Patriots in 2011, which was the final year of his career but there’s no doubt that everyone remembers him for his years spent in Cincinnati.
He’s still the Bengals’ all-time leader in receiving yards and it’ll take a while for someone to pass him.