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Boomer Esiason        

NFL Football Legend & Studio Analyst

Boomer Esiason is one of the most respected broadcasters in sports due to his in-depth analysis and truthful personality. Since 2002, Esiason has been a lead studio analyst for CBS’s “NFL Today”, the CBS television network’s pregame and postgame program. In 2007, he debuted as co-host of WFAN’s national weekday morning show “Boomer & Carton”, alongside Craig Carton. The program became a top-rated morning show and was simulcasted on the CBS Sports Network running until 2017. On January 2, 2018, Boomer welcomed new co-host Greg Giannotti and the show was rebranded as the "Morning Show with Boomer & Gio" on WFAN as well as simulcasted on the CBS Sports Network. Most recently, Esiason joined Showtime’s “Inside The NFL” team along side fellow 16W Marketing talent Phil Simms.

Since 2002, Esiason has been the lead game analyst for Dial Global radio’s Monday Night Football broadcast. Prior to that, he served as a color analyst for ABC’s Monday Night Football, which included the broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) with Al Michaels. Currently, Boomer has called twelve consecutive Super Bowl broadcasts on Westwood One radio platform.

Before gaining his stellar reputation as a broadcaster, the 14-year NFL veteran played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award 1988 and led the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII (1989). Sporting News and Football Digest also named Esiason NFL Player of the Year that same season.

The University of Maryland product ranks 18th all-time in the NFL with 37,920 passing yards (1st for left-handed quarterbacks), 21st all-time with 2,969 completions (1st for left-handed quarterbacks) and 19th all-time with 247 touchdown passes (1st for left-handed quarterbacks). In the 1984 NFL Draft, Esiason was selected by the Bengals in the second round.

Esiason’s accomplishments stretch far beyond football. After his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Esiason created the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) in 1993 to fund research to find a cure for the deadly disease. Its mission is to provide a higher quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. In addition, BEF provides education, awareness and scholarships for people with the disease. To date, BEF has raised over $150 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

In 1995, the NFL honored him with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his excellence on the football field as well as his charitable work through his Foundation.

Esiason is also a co-owner and contributor to The Experts Network (TXN), an interactive digital sports network consisting of sports analysis along with Cris Collinsworth, Phil Simms, Howie Long, Nick Faldo and Cal Ripken, Jr. Launched in April 2011, TXN specializes in the development of digital and original programming, repurposed content and high-end special events. The interactive platform formulates strategic distribution partnerships with online sports networks and serves as the online “destination” sports property.

The East Islip, NY native currently maintains partnerships for BEF with companies including United HealthCare, Allstate, Under Armour, Samsung Electronics, Diageo, Jiffy Lube, Brax Spirit Cups and Barbasol.

Esiason currently serves as a spokesman for Tri-State Ford Dealers and for Life & Health Insurance Foundation For Education’s “Life Insurance Awareness Month”. He was the former spokesperson for FedEx, Coca-Cola and STS Tire Centers.

Along with his various off-the-field activities, has also authored two novels, A Boy Named Boomer and Toss.

Esiason and his wife Cheryl currently live in Manhasset and have two children, Gunnar and Sydney.

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