Bengals Induct Boomer Esiason and Chad Johnson into Ring of Honor

Boomer Esiason and Chad Johnson Selected for Bengals' Ring of Honor

Former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason and wide receiver Chad Johnson have been chosen to join the franchise's ring of honor. The announcement was made by the team, and the induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the Sept. 25 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Esiason and Johnson are part of just the third class to be recognized in the Bengals' ring of honor, which is still relatively new. This recognition signifies the team's evolution and catching up with other franchises in the NFL.

Esiason expressed his uncertainty about whether the franchise would establish a ring of honor, but believes the team has turned the corner in recognizing its great players. Johnson, also known as 'Ochocinco,' is the Bengals' all-time leading receiver and made his mark with his touchdown celebrations during his 10-year career with the team. Both players are celebrated for their contributions to the Bengals franchise and their impact on the game of football.

Esiason and Johnson's Career Highlights

Boomer Esiason played with the Bengals for 10 seasons and was instrumental in the team's AFC championship win in 1988. He was named the league's MVP and ranks third in franchise history in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Chad Johnson, known for his flamboyant personality, is the Bengals' all-time leading receiver. He played with the team for 10 years and left a lasting mark with his touchdown celebrations. Both Esiason and Johnson have left a significant impact on the Bengals and their legacy continues to resonate with fans and players alike.

Recognition of Bengals' Great Players

Boomer Esiason emphasized that the Bengals' ring of honor is a sign of the team's evolution and catching up with other franchises in the NFL. He mentioned former Bengals running back Corey Dillon's criticism of the selection process, agreeing that Dillon should have been recognized sooner. Esiason believes that the timing of his and Johnson's induction is perfect due to the team's recent success, including playing in the AFC championship game the last two years. Johnson expressed his gratitude to the organization and the fans for embracing him and allowing him to be himself throughout his career. Both players are excited about the Bengals' growth and have high hopes for winning a Super Bowl with Joe Burrow as the team's quarterback.


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