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The Cincinnati Bengals did not have as good of a season as many had hoped they would in 2023.
A poor start to the year coupled with Joe Burrow’s season-ending wrist injury midway through tanked their chances to make the playoffs.
There were some bright spots, such as the emergence of Jake Browning as a solid backup quarterback and Chase Brown as a good complement to Joe Mixon, but otherwise, the Bengals failed to live up to preseason hype.
Sadly, that meant that another year went by without a Bengals player making the Associated Press All-Pro list, which makes it now eight consecutive seasons for Cincinnati.
No #Bengals on the AP All-Pro team released today.
The streak rolls on.
The last time the #Bengals had an @AP First Team All-Pro member was 2015 when Geno Atkins and Andrew Whitworth both earned the honor.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) January 12, 2024
The biggest snub for Cincinnati was, perhaps, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, who finished tied for second in the NFL with 17.5 sacks and tied for third with 33 quarterback hits.
Of the four other edge rushers who made the All-Pro list, only Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt finished with more sacks.
Micah Parsons, Myles Garrett, and Maxx Crosby were all worthy of the accolade, but Hendrickson at least had a stake to that claim as well.
The Bengals now head into the offseason with a few major questions, mostly revolving around what to do with Mixon and wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Now that they’re paying Burrow top dollar at quarterback, the decisions on where to save money could shape the future of the team.
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