Ranking the Bengals Ring of Honor nominees based on legacy

Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals recently nominated 15 all-time greats within their franchise to potentially be placed in the Ring of Honor. Let’s rank these greats by their legacy. 

All of these players have historical impacts on the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and paved the way for the guys that now suit up in orange and black weekly. Here are the rankings of the new nominees based on their legacies.

All stats and other tidbits courtesy of Bengals.com

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Dave Lapham and Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

15. Dave Lapham

Bengals OT from 1974-1983

Dave Lapham is very dedicated to Bengals football, working in the media and participating in calling the games. Lapham played on a Bengals Super Bowl team and was a very diverse offensive lineman.

Lapham could play all five spots on the offensive line. He wasn’t an All-Pro player but greatly impacted the team’s success and the organization. He even impacts the team today with his great daily analysis.

He was a durable player, appeared in 140 games, and was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1980 by the fans, which as far as legacy may be the most meaningful award a player can receive because it speaks volumes to your character as a person.