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NOT SPECIFIED – CIRCA 1969: (Photo by Focus on Sport / Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals have been blessed with excellent quarterbacks in their 50+ years as an organization. Six of their former quarterbacks threw for more than 10,000 yards and, in some teams, would find themselves higher on the all-time passing yard list.

Let’s take a look at the passing Bengals leaders.

Cincinnati Bengals All-Time Leaders – No. 15: Greg Cook (1865)

Bengals Quarterback 1969-1973

In 1969, the Bengals entered their sophomore year in the NFL and found their quarterback with the No.5 pick in that year’s draft. They went with Cincinnati’s own Greg Cook, who grew up in Ohio and played for the Bearcats in college.

There was a lot to like about Cook during his college days and he gave big numbers when you consider how different the game was back then. The Bengals have decided to leave John Stofa, their quarterback in their inaugural season, and have moved on to the Greg Cook era.

Sadly, the Cook era never really saw the light of day as shoulder injuries undermined what could have been a promising career for the Ohio native. He started 11 games as a rookie in 1969 while throwing for 1,854 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, but could not start again until 1973 due to the severity of his injury.

When all was said and done, Cook’s career was a disappointment, but Bengals fans who were alive to watch him play have always wondered what could have been.


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