4 most underappreciated players in Bengals history

Eli Zink
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

1. Anthony Muñoz

The most underappreciated player in NFL and Bengals history is Anthony Muñoz. He is the best lineman in NFL history but is not always given the props he deserves.

During his 13-year career, he was named to 11 Pro Bowls while also receiving first-team All-Pro honors nine times. Just for reference, the only player who has more is Jerry Rice at 10. He was also awarded the offensive player of the year in just his second season. This feat is very rare for an offensive lineman proving how impactful he was as a player.

His pure dominance on the field will always be somewhat overlooked due to the unflattering nature of the position he played. As many fans know it is super important to have a good offensive line to be successful but they don’t produce the highlight plays that everyone watches when the game is over.

Muñoz paved the way for runners to the left side while also protecting the blind side of the quarterback at an elite level until he retired. His ability to maintain his dominance over 13 years is something that many linemen cant say that they have done throughout their whole careers. He is hands down the best lineman to ever do it but is not talked about as much as he should be by fans and analysts around the NFL.

This may be a shocking take to some fans due to the nature of this article but his sheer strength at the position is something to behold and should never be forgotten.

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