Looking for an NFL team to root for? If you want to watch one with the most Georgia connections, look no further than the Cincinnati Bengals, which feature UGA greats with important roles both sides of the ball. On offense, the Bengals have perennial Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green, who caught 75 RECs for 1,078 YDs and score 8 TDs in 2017. Additionally, the offensive line will feature two starters: LT Cordy Glenn and G Clint Boling. Glenn was acquired this past off-season in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.
On the defensive side of the ball, DT Geno Atkins has cemented himself as one of the top interior pass rushing threats in the NFL. He has accumulated at least 9.0 sacks in each of his past three seasons. In the secondary, DB Shawn Williams also starts, making this the only team in the NFL with 5 former Dawgs all projected to be in starting roles. Williams is a sure tackler and in his last full season in 2016, he finished 3rd on the team with 81 total tackles.
In fact, all 5 of these players made our All-Bulldogs in the NFL team. Additionally, according to spotrac, each of them is among the top 12 highest paid players on the Bengals. But most importantly, they are all DGDs, who all having done an excellent job representing both themselves and the University of Georgia.