The Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the more consistent teams in the NFL over the last 10 years. Since 2005, the Bengals have made a lot of noise en route to five playoff appearances with the young core of athletes on the team and the franchise is poised to become a perennial playoff contender. Established in 1968, the Bengals made their playoff debut in 1970 with just two seasons as a professional team and have consistently been a top-tier AFC team.
The Bengals enjoyed a huge wave of success during the 1980s as the franchise began to carve its name in NFL history. In 1981, Cincinnati went 12-4 and earned the top seed in the AFC playoffs. In the playoffs, the Bengals took down the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers en route to the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance. A showdown with the San Francisco 49ers awaited the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI. Joe Montana and the 49ers were too much for the Bengals as they dropped the title game 26-21. The season was highlighted by the rejuvenated play of quarterback Ken Anderson who won the NFL MVP award.
In 1988, the Bengals again post a 12-4 record and claimed the top seed in the AFC playoffs despite playing in one of the toughest divisions in football, the AFC Central, that year. Cincinnati dominated the AFC playoffs that season, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills on its way to a second Super Bowl appearance. In the title game, the Bengals faced the San Francisco 49ers for a second time, and once again the 49ers proved to be too much for the Bengals to handle. Led by Jerry Rice, the 49ers edged out the Bengals 20-16. Despite losing out on the title again, the Bengals once again had the league’s MVP on their team. Quarterback Boomer Esiason threw 3,572 yards to go along with 28 touchdowns on his way to his lone MVP award.
After a stretch of bad seasons, the Bengals have recovered and now serve as one of the more exciting, young teams in the NFL. Team management has done a fantastic job of drafting quality players and now the roster sports talented names like Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard. With the roster set for the future, Cincinnati has made three consecutive playoff appearances while scaring the rest of the league with how good this team can be once all the young players mature. Invest in the bright future of this franchise and its stars with Cincinnati Bengals memorabilia to highlight your sports collection.
- Andy Dalton Signed Helmets: The Cincinnati Bengals have tabbed Andy Dalton as their new franchise quarterback and rightfully so. The TCU product has played three years as the Bengals’ starting quarterback and has led the team to the playoffs each year since taking over the role. Dalton has succeeded at an unprecedented level since the Bengals selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is one of just three quarterbacks in league history to have thrown for over 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. As a rookie in 2011, the Bengals quarterback made the Pro Bowl after passing for more than 3,300 yards and 20 touchdowns, making Andy Dalton memorabilia a prized possession for any NFL fan or sports collector. There’s no better way to commemorate one of the most upcoming quarterbacks in the league than by adding this Andy Dalton autographed helmet to your sports room or football collection.
- A.J. Green Autographed Jerseys: A.J. Green is an offensive force that creates havoc for opposing defenses, and that’s why the Cincinnati Bengals selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver has made the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons as a pro and is already considered to be one of the top players at his position. In three years in the NFL, Green has caught 260 passes for over 3,800 yards and 29 touchdowns, which puts him next to Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions as one of the most effective wide outs in all of football. With just a few years in the league, his career has yet to even reach its prime so the time to invest in signed A.J. Green collectibles is now. With an autographed A.J. Green jersey, fans and collectors can add a unique piece to their sports memorabilia collection that will continue to increase in value as he goes on to write his name in NFL history.
- Giovani Bernard Signed Mini Helmets: Giovani Bernard is a talented running back for the Cincinnati Bengals that will become an icon as he furthers his NFL career. Bernard was a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft that has emerged as an offensive threat for the Bengals. He and wide receiver A.J. Green have teamed up to provide Andy Dalton some of the best weapons around a quarterback in the entire league. During his rookie season, Giovani Bernard adapted to the physical style of play the NFL offers and ended up rushing for almost 700 yards with five touchdowns. Bernard also showed that he is a dual-threat running back as he recorded 514 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Since he is just coming off a stellar rookie season, investing in signed Giovani Bernard memorabilia is a fantastic move that could result in the items drastically increasing in value. A Giovani Bernard autographed mini helmet would be the ideal addition to any Bengals collection and a solid investment for any sports memorabilia collector.
- Boomer Esiason Autographed Footballs: Boomer Esiason is a huge part of the Cincinnati Bengals history and a legend of the game. Esiason was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft and played the next nine seasons of his illustrious career for the franchise. Many of his glory days were with the Bengals, being that he made three trips to the Pro Bowl while in Cincinnati and improved the franchise’s stature in the NFL. Esiason led the Bengals to their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history in 1988 after he recorded a fantastic individual season, in which he threw for 3,572 yards with 28 touchdowns and was named NFL MVP. Despite falling short of a title while in Cincinnati, Boomer Esiason will forever be remembered as one of the best players in franchise history making his autograph a must-have for Bengals fans. A Boomer Esiason signed football makes for a great addition to any NFL memorabilia collection looking to fill the void of a legendary passer.
- Chad Johnson Signed Photos: As one of the most premier wide receivers in the NFL during his prime, Chad Johnson alone was worth the price of admission to a Cincinnati Bengals game. Johnson was a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro during his ten-year stint as a member of the Bengals. He provided fans with hope and a reason to look forward to Bengals games as he put on a show every time he stepped onto the field. Johnson, a member of the 10,000 Receiving Yards Club, holds almost every receiving record in franchise history. With a signed Chad Johnson photo, fans and collectors can commemorate one of the best receivers the league has seen in the last 15 years. Preserve iconic moments from NFL history and the former Bengals receiver’s unforgettable presence on the field with an autographed Chad Johnson photo to star your sports memorabilia collection.