Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/16/12
This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here. To see all the category page for this series, of which there will be one for every franchise, click here. Previous selections: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI Cincinnati Bengals History In 1963, coach Paul Brown had a bitter divorce from the Cleveland Browns and left town with the Browns gear, including their trademark orange helmets. Brown eventually set out to acquire a new franchise, and eventually the Cincinnati Bengals were born as the AFL’s tenth and final franchise in 1968. The Bengals do not have much of an AFL history, as Brown was much more interested in owning an NFL team. But by the time the franchise was awarded, the AFL was already engaged with the NFL, and th...
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