After an All-America career at the University of Maryland, Boomer 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. Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, was a four-time Pro Bowler and named Most Valuable Player in 1988 by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Associated Press.
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. Since 2000, he has called games for Westwood One Radio Sports MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL broadcasts. Esiason joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show. He is also a host of WFAN’s national weekday morning radio show BOOMER AND CARTON IN THE MORNING.
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, established in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar was diagnosed with the disease. To date, the foundation has raised over $100 million.
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