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.
Boomer’s battle with technology was at the forefront of Friday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day.”
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 11.
Chris Lopresti got after it early and often Friday morning, because, frankly, this guy just loves giving updates.
It wasn’t your ordinary “Football Friday” show for one very good reason. Boomer had yet another big announcement.
Thursday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day” focused on a former WFAN radio host by the name of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo.
There was a lot for Chris Lopresti to get to while handling his update duties on Thursday morning.
With all the big announcements from Wednesday behind them, the WFAN Morning Show got back to business on Thursday morning.
It was quite a day on 66 AM and 101.9 FM on your radio dial.
The games were few Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop Chris Lopresti from talking about a little bit of everything during Wednesday morning’s update.
It was a big Wednesday on the WFAN Morning Show.
Al Dukes showed some fear during Tuesday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day.”
Chris Lopresti did the best he could to have his voice heard Tuesday morning, but it wasn’t easy task with Boomer and Jerry Recco on a roll.
The Knicks built a 23-point lead on Monday night at the Garden, only to see Kyle Korver go crazy from 3-point land and LeBron James be LeBron James in the fourth quarter.
Producer extraordinaire Al Dukes expressed some health concerns during Monday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day.”
Chris Lopresti took care of his business on Monday morning. The same cannot be said for the Jets and Giants on Sunday.