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 & Co.
Esiason started his run on WFAN’s acclaimed morning show on Sept. 4, 2007.
Additionally, Esiason calls 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.
When Jerry Recco talks, people listen. That was the case during what turned out to be Wednesday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day.”
John Flaherty is a creature of habit. So the fact that he called Boomer and Jerry Recco on Wednesday to discuss the Yankees’ stunning win over the Astros on Tuesday night should come as a surprise to no one.
Chris Lopresti’s update practically wrote itself Wednesday morning, thanks to the Yankees.
The Yankees provided their fans with yet another thrilling win in the Bronx on Tuesday. As a result, they got the majority of the attention from Boomer and Jerry Recco on Wednesday morning.
After declaring the Yankees’ season all but over 24 hours earlier, Jerry Recco heard from the listeners throughout Tuesday’s show. And with that, the guys had their highly anticipated “Moment of the Day.”
John Flaherty has been a busy man.
Chris Lopresti is a Yankees fan, so he was all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Tuesday morning while delivering his first update.
Boomer will tell you he is not a Yankees fan, but the Blonde Bomber is sure showing all the characteristics of a Yankees fan.
During Monday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day,” Boomer offered his take on the idea of Tony Romo making a return to the NFL and what that could mean for his old buddy, Phil Simms.
With the Yankees facing a serious deficit in the AL Championship Series, John Flaherty checked in on Monday to break down Games 1 and 2.
With Jerry Recco reclaiming the “power chair” on Monday morning, it was once again up to Chris Lopresti to handle the update duties.
Boomer and his good buddy Jerry Recco had plenty to address to begin the work week, and they started with the Yankees, who will host Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night.
You can listen to — and download — all of the memorable audio from Friday’s edition of the WFAN Morning Show in one nice little package for your convenience.
Finally on Friday the guys got to the wildly popular segment of the program where Boomer and Brian Jones offered up their “award-winning” NFL Picks-Picks-Picks against the spread for Week 6.
John Flaherty has made a habit of this.