The 1992Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 25th year in professional football and its 23rd with the National Football League. The Bengals finished the 1992 season with 5 wins and 11 losses, and did not qualify for the playoffs. The Bengals, who were then owned by Mike Brown, the son of coach Paul Brown, now turned to the son of another coach to lead the team on the field when he hired assistant Dave Shula to assume the head coaching reins. The Bengals also raised some eyebrows[who?] when they selected University of Houston quarterback David Klingler in he first round of the 1992 NFL Draft. The younger Shula got off to a good start as the Bengals won their first 2 games . However, the joy was short-lived as the team lost its next five games, on the way to a five-win season. The lone bright spot[according to whom?] of the season was WR Carl Pickens, who earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Following the season, perennial ALL-Pro Offensive Tackle Anthony Muñoz retired, as the Bengals moved in a new direction by trading quarterback Boomer Esaison to the New York Jets.