“I really enjoyed my five years in Cincinnati. I played (seven) years with the Eagles and I really remember more about my Bengals days,” Bergey told bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson on Monday. “I had just got married. I had my first kid. Had my first paycheck .. The team was close. We were young and hungry.
Bergey made five Pro Bowls in 12 seasons, twice being tabbed first team All-Pro, and registered 27 interceptions while recovering 21 fumbles.
Nominated earlier this year for the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Bergey lives outside of Philadelphia and is a member of the Eagles' pre- and post-game radio and television crews. Bleacher Report considers him to be one of the top five middle linebackers not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
behind Randy Gradishar (Ohio State/Broncos), Tommy Nobis (Falcons), Lee Roy Jordan (Cowboys) and Sam Mills (Saints/Panthers).