Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, also serves as studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show. He joined the show in 2002 and is heard weekly along with James Brown, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher.
Additionally, Esiason will continue to call games for Westwood One’s “Monday Night Football” and NFL playoff and Super Bowl radio broadcasts, a position he has held since 2000.
Upon retiring after the 1997 season, Esiason headed straight for the broadcast booth. He made his debut as a commentator for ABC’s NFL “Monday Night Football,” and called “MNF” games for two years. He co-hosted, with WFAN’s Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, a weekly NFL preview show, “In the Huddle” (1998-2002), and was the host of the Boomer Esiason Show on WLW in Cincinnati (1999-2002). He has also hosted the “Boomer Esiason Show” on Madison Square Garden Network.
After an All-America career at the University of Maryland, Esiason was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft and became one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. In 1986, he earned his first Pro Bowl bid while leading the NFL’s most productive offense. In 1988, he led the NFL with a 97.4 passer rating and helped the Bengals win the AFC Championship before their loss to San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIII. That year, Esiason was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Associated Press. He again was the NFL passing leader in 1989 as Cincinnati claimed another division title. In 1993, after being traded to the Jets, Esiason became a Pro Bowler for the second time. In only three seasons with the Jets, he became the team’s fourth-leading all-time passer. After playing a season for the Arizona Cardinals, he returned to Cincinnati, where he ended his career with 2,969 completions in 5,205 pass attempts (57% completion percentage) for 247 touchdowns and 37,920 yards.
Throughout his career, Esiason, along with his wife, Cheryl, has been a committed and very active participant in many charitable causes, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation, founded in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease. To date, the Foundation has raised in excess of $96 million.
During Jerry Recco’s highly anticipated ‘Moment of the Day,’ we got an idea of what it might sound like if Suzyn Waldman called the Kentucky Derby…
Over the weekend Craig took his kids to see Iron Man in 3-D. True Story? Another true story was Michelle Beadle throwing her hat in the ring at the Derby.
Jerry had all the Knick reaction from their disappointing effort against the Pacers. Both Mike Woodson & Carmelo Anthony agreed that Indiana brought more intensity & effort.
Craig’s love for John and Suzyn was Monday’s highly anticipated Moment of the Day.
Mr. Diamond, totally unannounced, performed the “Sweet Caroline” live on Saturday. Apparently the Red Sox didn’t even know he would be there.
Even though most of Jet Nation is up in arms over the trade, both Boomer and Craig have no issues with the move.
There was plenty to laugh at during Jerry Recco’s highly-anticipated “Moment of the Day,” which focused on Boomer leaving the show in four years…
Mark Sanchez has been very quiet this off-season. Nobody has really heard from the Jets QB, including Craig Carton. Craig is worried because he has not answered any of his call or texts.
Until Monday morning, when the guys make their return to the airwaves, stay classy New York!
Two Hall of Fame tailbacks talk shop with Boomer and Craig.
Until tomorrow morning, when the guys make their return to the airwaves, stay classy New York!
Don’t forget to check out the “Best of Super Bowl Commercials” hosted by Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler tonight at 8 ET on CBS.
The Seattle QB says he misses playing baseball, but there is nothing like being a signal-caller in the NFL.
B&C are joined by a Hall of Famer & the man that will oversee the NY/NJ SB.
Amidst all the talk of PEDs & mutant deer antler talk was the circus known as media day.