Boomer Esiason is one of the most respected broadcasters in sports due to his in-depth analysis and truthful personality. Esiason has been a Lead Analyst for CBS’s NFL Sports Sunday since 2002. He currently co-hosts the Boomer and Carton in the Morning radio program on WFAN alongside Craig Carton.
Since 2000, Esiason has been the Lead Analyst for Westwood One radio’s Monday Night Football broadcast. Prior to that, Esiason was a Color Analyst for ABC’s Monday Night Football and was one of the main analysts for Super Bowl XXX IV on ABC in 2000.
Before gaining his stellar reputation as a broadcaster, Esiason was recognized as the one of the best left-handed quarterbacks in NFL history. Boomer was considered the league’s top quarterback in 1988 with a quarterback rating of 97.4, completing 223 of 388 passes for 3.572 yards and 28 touchdowns. That year, in addition to winning the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award, he also led the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII.
Esiason was named to four Pro Bowl’s and holds many NFL career records for left-handed quarterbacks including most touchdown passes (247), passing yards (37,290) and completions (2,969). Esiason also led the AFC in passing in both 1988 and 1989. He later went on to play for the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals.
Esiason played collegiately at the University of Maryland where he led the Terrapins to an ACC championship. In the 1984 NFL Draft, he was the first quarterback selected when the Bengals drafted him in the second round.
Esiason’s accomplishments stretch far beyond football. In 1993, after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Esiason created the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) to fund research to find a cure for the deadly disease. To provide higher quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis, BEF provides education and awareness, scholarships for children diagnosed with the disease, organizes charity events fundraisers, and provides transplant grants to help families cover medical expenses. To date, BEF has raised over $70 million for the fight against CF.
Esiason currently lives in Manhasset, NY with his wife, Cheryl, and two children, Gunnar and Sydney.
Boomer: You have 17 fans and 0 likes
and favorite writers. Why is that?
I have made a point NOT to fan anyone
unless they also fan me.
I am not saying I should be among
any ones favorite writers. I am saying
I want mutual respect. Bobbi