Boomer Esiason, also known as Norman Julius Esiason, is a retired American football quarterback. Boomer now works for CBS Sports as a sports analyst and commentator. Before serving as an ABC and HBO analyst, the quarterback played in the National Football League, mostly for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
Esiason was born on January 4th, 1960 in Hollywood, California. He attended John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. The starting quarterback for the John Burroughs Falcons football team, he led his team to the 1979 CIF Southern Section championship game before losing to Westlake High School (Los Angeles). That season, he passed for 2,336 yards with 26 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He also ran for six scores.
After high school, Boomer attended San Jose State University, where he stayed for three years and played under head coach Don Matthews. In 1981, his senior year, he set a school record with 3,465 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. That same year, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Boomer started nine games for the Bengals in 1981 and 1982, finishing with 5,214 passing yards and 36 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions.
In 1983, Boomer signed with the New York Jets as a free agent.
Norman Esiason, Boomer Esiason Esiason, Julius QB is the position. Throws: 6-5, 224 lb, left (196 cm, 101 kg) On April 17, 1961, in West Islip, New York, he was born. Maryland University (College Stats) Career AV Weighted (100-95-...): 106 (125th overall since 1960) East Islip High School. He went to high school in East Islip, New York.
Boomer Esiason grew up to be 6' 5" (197 cm). His father, Norman "Dutch" Esiason, was a football player at Maryland and also served as the team's coach during Boomer's career there. He played quarterback for Dutch until his senior year when he moved over to defense because there were no more scholarships available at the time. Boomer finished his career with 3,972 yards of offense and 26 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. He led the Terrapins to a 9-3 record his junior season before losing in the second round of the 1979 NCAA Division I-A Football Championship Game to North Carolina. Following his college career, he was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft. Boomer started at quarterback for the Bengals from 1979 to 1990, playing alongside another future Hall of Famer, Joe Montana. During that time, Boomer helped lead the Bengals to four playoff appearances, including two AFC Central championships. In 1989, he threw for 2,802 yards while completing 62 percent of his passes.
Bobby Baun (born 1936) is a retired Canadian National Hockey League player known as "Boomer." Chris Berman (born 1955) is a sportscaster in the United States. He has been called "The Sports Voice of Massachusetts" and "America's Friendliest Sports Announcer."
Boomer is the nickname of two other people: Bobby Baun (1936-2001), a Hall of Famer who played center for the Boston Bruins; and Chris Berman (born 1955), a sportscaster who co-hosts The NFL Today on NBC.
Boomer is also the nickname of:
Bobby Baun (1936-2001), a Hall of Famer who played center for the Boston Bruins
Chris Berman (born 1955), a sportscaster who co-hosts The NFL Today on NBC
Bobby Baun's son, Mike (1968-2019), a Major League Baseball pitcher with the San Diego Padres
Bobby Baun's grandson, Logan (b. 2009), a baseball player who plays first base for the University of Michigan Wolverines
Esiason was chosen to four Pro Bowls (1986, 1988, 1989, and 1993) and owns multiple NFL career marks for left-handed quarterbacks, including the most touchdown passes (247), passing yards, and passing yards per attempt (37,920).
He also ranks third in NFL history in minutes played by a quarterback (52,808).
Boomer Esiason played in two Super Bowls (IX and X). He started both games at quarterback for the winning team. His first game ended in victory over the San Francisco 49ers, while his second game saw him lead the New York Jets to a win over the Buffalo Bills.
His overall record as a starter is 2-0 with a rating of 96.6%.
Esiason finished his NFL career with 65,646 passing yards, 247 touchdowns, a 57% completion percentage, and 15,681 rushing yards and 112 scores as a rusher.
He also had three seasons with at least 1,500 passing yards and 10 or more touchdowns, and two other seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards and 20 or more touchdowns.
After his playing days were over, Boomer worked for CBS for three years before joining the rival network NBC in 1991 as a color analyst for their football coverage.
John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is now the general manager and President of Football Operations of the National Football League's Denver Broncos (NFL). Elway spent his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos, where he played collegiate football at Stanford. He was the most successful player in franchise history, appearing in five Pro Bowls and winning three Super Bowl rings with the team. At the time of his retirement, he held numerous NFL records including most all-time touchdown passes (228), most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (48), and highest career passer rating (96.6). Elway was named the greatest football player of all time by The Associated Press in 2000 and 2001.
Elway was drafted by the Broncos after playing only one season at Stanford. He immediately became their starting quarterback and led them to the playoffs each year from 1983 to 1986, including back-to-back AFC West championships in 1984 and 1985. Elway's success as a starter earned him the nickname "The Man Who Makes The Passes". In 1987, he started only two games before breaking his right arm in a game against the New York Giants. He returned the next week and helped lead the Broncos to their first ever Super Bowl victory over the Chicago Bears. After losing the first two games of 1988, Elway announced that he was quitting football to focus on his acting career.
Esiason was chosen to four Pro Bowls and won first-team All-Pro accolades throughout his playing career. His most successful season came with the Bengals in 1988, when he was named NFL Most Valuable Player and led the club to a Super Bowl XXIII participation, which ended in a tight loss. He's also one of only three players (Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills and Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers are the others) to win the MVP award as a quarterback.
Boomer played in two Super Bowls during his career: Super Bowl XIX with the Cincinnati Bengals and Super Bowl XXXI with the Baltimore Ravens. He started both games and recorded two interceptions during those appearances. The Ravens lost both games.
Boomer Esiason was born on January 4th, 1960 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Westlake High School in West Hollywood, where he played football and ran track. In 1987, Esiason began his professional career with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent out of college. That same year, he became the third player in NFL history to throw for over 10,000 yards while starting at least ten games during a single season after doing so with the Bengals. In 1988, Boomer led the league in pass attempts while throwing for 3,840 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also had nine interceptions during that season.