The Info List - Boomer Esiason

Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (/əˈsaɪ.əsən/; born April 17, 1961) is a retired American football
American football
quarterback and current network color commentator. During a 14-year career in the National Football League (NFL), Esiason played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals. Since retiring, he has worked as a football analyst, first for ABC and HBO, and currently for CBS Sports on The NFL Today, Westwood One for Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
and the Super Bowl, and Showtime's Inside the NFL. Esiason also hosts the morning sports radio program Boomer and Gio on WFAN (AM)
in New York.


1 Early life 2 College career

2.1 University of Maryland

3 Professional career

3.1 Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
(1984–1992) 3.2 New York Jets
New York Jets
(1993–1995) 3.3 Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
(1996) 3.4 Second stint with the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
(1997) 3.5 NFL statistics

4 Records and honors 5 Broadcasting career

5.1 WFAN
morning show

6 Personal life 7 Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Esiason was born and raised in East Islip, New York.[1] He attended Timber Point Elementary and East Islip High School, where he graduated in 1979. In high school, he was a three-sport varsity player in football, basketball, and baseball.[2] Esiason got the "Boomer" nickname before he was born. His mother, reacting to his constant kicking in the womb, called him "Boomer," and he has kept the name since.[3] College career[edit] University of Maryland[edit] Esiason played college football at the University of Maryland for head coaches Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Ross
Bobby Ross
and offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen. At Maryland, he set 17 school records. Esiason completed 461 of 850 passes (54.2 percent) for 6,169 yards and 42 touchdowns with 27 interceptions. He was a two-time honorable mention All-American in 1982 and 1983. In his final home game, he threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to lead a comeback victory over No. 3 North Carolina and seal the ACC title. Esiason graduated with a B.A. in 1984 and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999. Professional career[edit] Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
(1984–1992)[edit] Following his final year at Maryland, Esiason was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick, surprisingly low considering his successful college career. ESPN
draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
Mel Kiper Jr.
was, in Esiason's words, "going ballistic" that he was still available in the latter stages of the first round. No quarterbacks were drafted in the first round; Esiason was actually the first one selected since Steve Young
Steve Young
signed with the L.A. Express of the USFL. His USFL territorial rights were controlled by the Washington Federals
Washington Federals
franchise of the now-defunct United States Football League. At his retirement in 1997 he was among the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, finishing in the top 10 in many statistical categories. Boomer got his first pro start on October 7, 1984, in Cincinnati in a game against the Houston Oilers. On a rainy day, Boomer led the Bengals to a 13–3 win over Houston and scored the game's only touchdown on a three-yard run. Boomer took over for Ken Anderson as the Bengals' full-time starting quarterback on September 22, 1985, in a game in Cincinnati against the San Diego Chargers. He could not repeat the victory of his first career start, as the Bengals fell to the Chargers and eventual Hall of Famer Dan Fouts 44–41. At 6'-5" and 224 pounds (three inches taller and 10 pounds heavier than his predecessor), and with a powerful arm, Esiason was the signal caller on one of the most potent offenses of the late 1980s and, though well short of Ken Anderson's rushing total of over 2200 yards, he was surprisingly mobile, rushing for 1,598 yards on 447 attempts and scoring seven touchdowns in his career. He was particularly adept at running the difficult "no huddle" offense devised by Bengal Head Coach Sam Wyche. A little over three years later, Esiason led the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
to their second appearance in the Super Bowl, where they again lost another close game to the San Francisco 49ers. In Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXIII, the 49ers, led by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, marched 92 yards on their last drive and won the game on a touchdown pass to receiver John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining in the game. A last-ditch pass to wide receiver Cris Collinsworth was broken up, leading to a 20–16 loss for the Bengals. Esiason won the 1988 NFL MVP
award and was named to the Pro Bowl, but didn't play in the Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
due to a shoulder injury he suffered late in the regular season. New York Jets
New York Jets
(1993–1995)[edit] Esiason was traded to his hometown New York Jets
New York Jets
for a third round pick in 1993 (which became linebacker Steve Tovar), subsequently guiding their offense until the end of 1995 under three different head coaches, Bruce Coslet, Pete Carroll, and Rich Kotite. During his 1995 season with the Jets, he was seriously injured in a game played on October 8 against the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
when rookie Everett McIver was whistled for a false start and Bruce Smith of the Bills raced around him and caught Esiason under his face mask. Smith was terribly upset about Esiason's injury and said he never heard a whistle blowing the play dead for false start. That horrific collision gave Esiason a severe concussion, which kept him out until November 19. He is thought to have been the first NFL player to enter a concussion study during the season.[citation needed] When he returned to the field it was coincidentally in a game that was played against the Bills. Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
(1996)[edit] After being released by the Jets, Esiason signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent in 1996. It was during this season, on November 10, 1996, that Esiason threw for the fourth best passing yardage day in NFL history, with 522 yards in a 37–34 victory over the Washington Redskins. Second stint with the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
(1997)[edit] Esiason contemplated retirement in the off-season, but was talked into playing one more season with the Bengals. Esiason was surprisingly effective after replacing Jeff Blake midway through the 1997 season, throwing for 13 touchdowns and with only two interceptions and garnering a passer rating of over 106 for the season. The Bengals were 3–8 with Blake under center. With Esiason at quarterback, they won four of their last five games and scored over 30 points four times – twice they broke 40 points, in a 44–42 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and a 41–14 rout of the Tennessee Oilers. The Bengals wanted Esiason to come back for two more years. The final play of his 14-year professional career was a 77-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Darnay Scott; the touchdown proved the winner in a 16–14 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Yds/att TD Long Int Fmb Rate

1984 CIN 10 51 102 50.0 530 5.20 3 36 3 0 62.9

1985 CIN 15 251 431 58.2 3,443 7.99 27 68 12 0 93.2

1986 CIN 16 273 469 58.2 3,959 8.44 24 57 17 0 87.7

1987 CIN 12 240 440 54.5 3,321 7.55 16 61 19 0 73.1

1988 CIN 16 223 388 57.5 3,572 9.21 28 86 14 0 97.4

1989 CIN 16 258 455 56.7 3,525 7.75 28 74 11 0 92.1

1990 CIN 16 224 402 55.7 3,031 7.54 24 53 22 0 77.0

1991 CIN 14 233 413 56.4 2,883 6.98 13 53 16 7 72.5

1992 CIN 12 144 278 51.8 1,407 5.06 11 38 15 6 57.0

1993 NYJ 16 288 473 60.9 3,421 7.23 16 77 11 6 84.5

1994 NYJ 15 255 440 58.0 2,782 6.32 17 69 13 6 77.3

1995 NYJ 12 221 389 56.8 2,275 5.85 16 43 15 5 71.4

1996 ARI 10 190 339 56.0 2,293 6.76 11 64 14 3 70.6

1997 CIN 7 118 186 63.4 1,478 7.95 13 77 2 1 106.9


187 2,969 5,205 57.0 37,920 7.29 247 86 184 34 81.1

[4] Records and honors[edit] Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
was named to four Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
games (1986, 1988, 1989, 1993) and holds several NFL career records for left-handed quarterbacks, including most touchdown passes (247), passing yards (37,920), and completions (2,969). Esiason also led the AFC in passing in both 1988 and 1989. Among the awards Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
has earned during his career include the NFL Most Valuable Player
NFL Most Valuable Player
Award in 1988 (leading the league with a quarterback rating of 97.4), and the Walter Payton
Walter Payton
Man of the Year Award in 1995 for his charitable work. At his retirement in 1997 Esiason finished in the top 10 all-time in many QB career statistical categories. In addition, he is the only quarterback to hold a franchise records in single game passing yards with two different teams, having thrown for 522 yards with the Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
on November 10, 1996 and 490 yards for the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
on October 7, 1990. Football Nation ranks Esiason as the 25th greatest quarterback of the post-merger era.[5] In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.[6] Broadcasting career[edit] While still playing, Esiason appeared as a color analyst on the USA Network's two-year broadcast of the World League of American Football (WLAF) on Monday nights, partnered with Brad Nessler. Esiason has appeared in over 25 commercials including ones for Diet Coke, Wheaties, Reebok, Samsung, Hanes, Doritos and Domino's Pizza. He has also appeared in many TV shows and movies, such as The Game Plan, Miss America 1999, Spin City, and Blue Bloods among others. After his retirement, Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
went into broadcasting full-time. He was a color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
from 1998 to 2000. Following his dismissal by ABC (due primarily to personal conflicts between him and play-by-play announcer Al Michaels), Esiason was hired by the Westwood One/Dial Global radio network to become the lead analyst for radio broadcasts of Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
and Super Bowl games. Esiason has broadcast every Super Bowl
Super Bowl
since SB XXXIV (34) in 2000. Esiason also currently serves as an in-studio analyst for The NFL Today on CBS television, Inside the NFL on Showtime, and hosts Boomer and Gio on WFAN (AM)
Radio in New York and the CBS Sports Network. In September 2012, CBS Radio announced Esiason was added to their collection of talent to deliver five sports updates per day Monday-Friday. On March 8, 2013, both Esiason and Carton worked the radio broadcast of a Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets
basketball game.[7] Esiason has hosted Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials five times, in 2012,[8] 2013,[9] 2014, 2015 and 2016. Starting in 2013, Esiason began appearing once a week as a guest on The Jim Rome Show
The Jim Rome Show
during the NFL season to break down the upcoming weekend's NFL action. He has delighted the show's listeners by occasionally making references to some of the show's more infamous moments, much to Rome's chagrin. Although Boomer and many other NFL players promote their own favorite "causes" through their celebrity status and media attention, Esiason has also stated on CBSTV and other various media outlets that Colin Kaepernick should not disrespect the National Anthem while in uniform and in an NFL stadium. He would not want Kaepernick on his team. He has also stated on numerous occasions that Kaepernick should speak for himself and not let others speak for him. WFAN
morning show[edit] Main article: The Morning Show with Boomer In April 2007, after the firing of Don Imus, CBS Radio gave Boomer a one-week "try-out" as Imus's replacement on WFAN. The station announced Esiason as the permanent host on August 13, with radio veteran Craig Carton joining as co-host. Boomer and Carton officially started on September 4, 2007.[10][citation needed] On September 6, Esiason pulled double duty: he worked the morning show on WFAN, then flew to Indianapolis to cover the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
opening the 2007 NFL season against the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
on Westwood One with Marv Albert, then returned to do the morning show the next day. However, both Carton and Albert mocked how tired he was, including jokes about Esiason's intake of 5-hour Energy. Still an analyst on Westwood One, Esiason often travels to Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
games on Monday and still is able to make his Tuesday morning call time on WFAN. The Boomer and Carton radio program became the number-one rated morning show in all key demographics in the greater N.Y. listening area and was seen on the CBSN/TV Network from 2010–2013. The radio program has been simulcast on the CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Network since January 2014.[11] In September 2017, after being arrested and facing charges of operating a concert ticket Ponzi scheme, Carton resigned from WFAN, leaving Esiason as the sole host of the show, which was rebranded The Morning Show with Boomer.[12] Personal life[edit] In 1986, Esiason married his wife, Cheryl. They have two children, son Gunnar and daughter Sydney.[13][14] His daughter Sydney is engaged to Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
enforcer Matt Martin.[15] Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation[edit] While at a Jets mini-camp in 1993, Esiason was notified that his two-year-old son, Gunnar, had to be taken to the hospital with breathing difficulties. Soon after, Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease of the respiratory and digestive systems. The Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation (BEF) was formed soon afterward to fund research to find a cure for the disease. The Foundation also provides scholarships, transplant grants, hospital grants, education and awareness of cystic fibrosis as to provide higher quality of life for people with CF. The foundation has raised in excess of $100 million as of March 2, 2013, and has supported numerous hospitals, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital with the Gunnar H Esiason CF/Lung Center and Columbia Presbyterian in NYC with the Gunnar H Esiason Adult CF and Lung Program. The foundation has given over $2 million in scholarship grants to CF patients. The foundation is located in New York City and runs numerous events around the country.[16] The Boomer Esiason Foundation annually receives four stars from Charity Navigator. In 1996, Esiason formed a partnership with Cantor Fitzgerald and Howard Lutnick (CEO) as the foundation offices were moved to the North Tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on the 101st floor. This was destroyed in 2001 in the September 11 attacks. All five full-time employees survived, as none were in the building at the time, but "Esiason figured he knew over 200 people personally" who were killed in the attack, including his best friend Tim O'Brien who was a partner at Cantor.[17] As of 2017 Gunnar Esiason is now an extremely active 26-year-old graduate of Boston College
Boston College
who undergoes daily treatments and takes cystic fibrosis medications.[18] He was a quarterback for his high school football team at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY, and played forward on his ice hockey team for the Manhasset/Roslyn varsity hockey team. Gunnar also writes a popular blog and appears daily in a podcast discussing the issues confronting Cystic Fibrosis patients. Gunnar and his father are teammates on their local hockey team. See also[edit]

List of NFL quarterbacks who have passed for 400 or more yards in a game List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating


^ RepBuzz.com Archived November 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Smith, Gary (October 4, 1993). "We're Going To Beat This Thing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-06-13.  ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (April 26, 1998). "Talking Money with Boomer Esiason; Quarterback
Lets Adviser Call the Plays". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-13.  ^ " Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Stats". ESPN
Internet Ventures. Retrieved 10 March 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-10-13.  ^ Jones, Jim (July 24, 2009). "Ridgewood 9-Year-Old's Study of Boomer Esiason Leads to WFAN
Meeting". Ridgewood News. Retrieved 2009-09-15.  ^ Diamond Joe (9 March 2013). "Net Worth: Boomer And Carton Shine Working Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets
Radio Broadcast On WFAN". SportsRants.com.  ^ Nededog, Jethro (January 17, 2012). "'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials' Special
Adds Hosts Jillian Michaels and Boomer Esiason, Fan Vote". The Hollywood Reporter.  ^ ""'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2013' to Air Wednesday, January 30 on CBS". January 3, 2013.  ^ WFAN
- The Fan - Sports Radio 66 Homepage ^ "Boomer & Carton 'Joining' CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Network in Simulcast Form". BobsBlitz.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.  ^ Kratch, James (September 14, 2017). " Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
reacts to Craig Carton's WFAN
exit: 'It's a sad day'". NJ.com. Advance Digital. Retrieved September 14, 2017.  ^ "Boomer Esiason's Wife Cheryl Esiason". playerwags.com. October 9, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2018.  ^ Longley, Rob (January 12, 2017). "Football great Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
a super fan of hockey, Maple Leafs' Martin". Toronto Sun. Retrieved December 5, 2017.  ^ Hornby, Lance (March 19, 2018). "Leafs' Matt Martin pops the question to Boomer's girl". The National Post. Retrieved March 20, 2018.  ^ "The Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation". The Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation. Retrieved 9 May 2017.  ^ Daugherty, Paul (September 21, 2001). "Esiason mourns lost friend". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-13.  ^ Bike To Breathe – Guest Blogger: Gunnar Esiason CBS New York, September 17, 2015

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis Boomer and Carton in the Morning Homepage

Boomer Esiason—awards and honors

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Maryland Terrapins starting quarterbacks

William W. Skinner
William W. Skinner
(1892) Howard Strickler (1893) George Harris (1894) No team (1895) Frank Kenly
Frank Kenly
(1896–1898) Earl Sappington (1899) DuVal Dickey (1900) Tom Bryan (1901) Joshua Matthews (1902) Edmund Mayo (1903) J. V. Gill (1904) Harold Caul (1905) Curley Byrd
Curley Byrd
(1906–1907) Jack Crapster (1908) Burton Shipley
Burton Shipley
(1909–1912) Mike Knode
Mike Knode
(1913–1915) Jamie Smith (1916) Ray Knode
Ray Knode
(1916–1919) Johnny Groves (1920–1923) Bill Supplee
Bill Supplee
(1924) Kirkland Besley
Kirkland Besley
(1924) Edward Tenney (1925) Gordon Kessler (1926–1928) William W. Evans
William W. Evans
(1929–1930) Al Woods (1930–1932) George V. Chalmers
George V. Chalmers
(1931) Ray Poppelman
Ray Poppelman
(1930–1932) Dick Nelson (1933) Norwood Sothoron
Norwood Sothoron
(1934) Jack Stonebraker (1935) Coleman Headley (1935) Charlie Weidinger (1936–1938) Mearle DuVall (1939–1940) Tommy Mont
Tommy Mont
(1941–1942) Joe Makar (1943) Sal Fastuca (1944) Vic Turyn (1945–1948) Stan Lavine (1949) Jack Scarbath (1950–1952) Bob DeStefano (1950) Bernie Faloney
Bernie Faloney
(1953) Charlie Boxold (1953–1954) Frank Tamburello (1955) John Fritsch (1956) Bob Rusevlyan (1957–1958) Dale Betty (1959–1960) Dick Novak (1959–1961) Dick Shiner (1961–1963) Ken Ambrusko (1964) Phil Petry (1964–1965) Alan Pastrana
Alan Pastrana
(1966–1968) Chuck Drimal (1967) Jim Sniscak (1967) Dennis O'Hara (1969) Jeff Shugars (1969–1970) Al Neville (1971–1973) Bob Avellini (1972–1974) Mark Manges (1975–1977) Larry Dick (1975–1977) Tim O'Hare (1978) Bob Milkovich (1979) Mike Tice
Mike Tice
(1979–1980) Brent Dewitz (1981) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1981–1983) Stan Gelbaugh (1984–1985) Frank Reich (1984) Dan Henning (1986–1987) Neil O'Donnell (1988–1989) Scott Zolak
Scott Zolak
(1990) Jim Sandwisch (1991) John Kaleo (1991–1992) Scott Milanovich (1993–1995) Kevin Foley (1993–1994) Brian Cummings (1995–1997) Ken Mastrole (1996–1998) Randall Jones (1998) Latrez Harrison (1999) Calvin McCall (1999–2000) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2000–2001) Scott McBrien (2002–2003) Joel Statham (2004–2005) Sam Hollenbach (2004–2006) Jordan Steffy (2007–2008) Chris Turner (2007–2009) Jamarr Robinson (2009–2010) Danny O'Brien (2010–2011) C. J. Brown (2011, 2013–2014) Perry Hills (2012, 2015–2016) Caleb Rowe (2012–2013, 2015) Shawn Petty (2012) Tyrrell Pigrome (2016–2017) Max Bortenschlager (2016–2017) Kasim Hill (2017)

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
1984 NFL draft selections

Ricky Hunley Pete Koch Brian Blados Boomer Esiason Stanford Jennings John Farley Barney Bussey Don Kern Leo Barker Bruce Reimers Bruce Kozerski Aaron Jackson Brent Ziegler Steve McKeaver Steve Raquet

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Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player
NFL Most Valuable Player
Award winners

1957: J. Brown 1958: J. Brown 1959: Unitas 1960: Van Brocklin 1961: Hornung 1962: J. Taylor 1963: Tittle 1964: Unitas 1965: J. Brown 1966: Starr 1967: Unitas 1968: Morrall 1969: Gabriel 1970: Brodie 1971: Page 1972: L. Brown 1973: Simpson 1974: Stabler 1975: Tarkenton 1976: Jones 1977: Payton 1978: Bradshaw 1979: Campbell 1980: Sipe 1981: Anderson 1982: Moseley 1983: Theismann 1984: Marino 1985: Allen 1986: L. Taylor 1987: Elway 1988: Esiason 1989: Montana 1990: Montana 1991: Thomas 1992: Young 1993: Smith 1994: Young 1995: Favre 1996: Favre 1997: Favre & Sanders 1998: Davis 1999: Warner 2000: Faulk 2001: Warner 2002: Gannon 2003: Manning & McNair 2004: Manning 2005: Alexander 2006: Tomlinson 2007: Brady 2008: Manning 2009: Manning 2010: Brady 2011: Rodgers 2012: Peterson 2013: Manning 2014: Rodgers 2015: Newton 2016: Ryan 2017: Brady

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Walter Payton
Walter Payton
NFL Man of the Year Award

1970: Unitas 1971: Hadl 1972: Lanier 1973: Dawson 1974: Blanda 1975: Anderson 1976: Harris 1977: Payton 1978: Staubach 1979: Greene 1980: Carmichael 1981: Swann 1982: Theismann 1983: Benirschke 1984: Lyons 1985: Stephenson 1986: Williams 1987: Duerson 1988: Largent 1989: Moon 1990: Singletary 1991: Muñoz 1992: Elway 1993: Thomas 1994: Seau 1995: Esiason 1996: Green 1997: Aikman 1998: Marino 1999: Carter 2000: Flanigan & Brooks 2001: Bettis 2002: Vincent 2003: Shields 2004: Dunn 2005: P. Manning 2006: Brees & Tomlinson 2007: Taylor 2008: Warner 2009: Waters 2010: Williams 2011: Birk 2012: Witten 2013: Tillman 2014: Davis 2015: Boldin 2016: Fitzgerald & E. Manning 2017: Watt

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
starting quarterbacks

Dewey Warren (1968) John Stofa (1968) Sam Wyche (1968–1970) Greg Cook (1969) Virgil Carter (1970–1972) Ken Anderson (1971–1985) Wayne Clark (1974) John Reaves (1975, 1977–1978) Jack Thompson (1979–1980) Turk Schonert (1983–1984, 1989) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1984–1992, 1997) Adrian Breen (1987) Dave Walter (1987) Erik Wilhelm (1991) Donald Hollas (1991) David Klingler (1992–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1993) Jeff Blake (1994–1999) Neil O'Donnell (1998) Paul Justin (1998) Akili Smith
Akili Smith
(1999–2002) Scott Mitchell (2000) Jon Kitna
Jon Kitna
(2001–2004) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(2002) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2004–2010) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2008) Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton
(2011–present) AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron

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New York Titans / Jets starting quarterbacks

Al Dorow (1960–1961) Dick Jamieson (1960) Johnny Green (1962) Lee Grosscup (1962) Butch Songin (1962) Dick Wood (1963–1964) Galen Hall
Galen Hall
(1963) Pete Liske (1964) Mike Taliaferro (1965) Joe Namath
Joe Namath
(1965–1976) Al Woodall (1970–1971, 1973) Bob Davis (1971–1972) Bill Demory (1973) J. J. Jones (1975) Richard Todd (1976–1983) Matt Robinson (1977–1979) Marty Domres (1977) Pat Ryan (1984, 1986–1989) Ken O'Brien (1984–1992) David Norrie (1987) Tony Eason (1989) Kyle Mackey (1989) Browning Nagle (1992) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1993–1995) Jack Trudeau (1994) Bubby Brister (1995) Frank Reich (1996) Neil O'Donnell (1996–1997) Glenn Foley (1996–1998) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1998–2003, 2005) Ray Lucas (1999) Rick Mirer (1999) Chad Pennington
Chad Pennington
(2002–2007) Quincy Carter (2004) Brooks Bollinger
Brooks Bollinger
(2005) Kellen Clemens
Kellen Clemens
(2007, 2009) Brett Favre
Brett Favre
(2008) Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez
(2009–2012) Greg McElroy
Greg McElroy
(2012) Geno Smith
Geno Smith
(2013–2014, 2016) Michael Vick
Michael Vick
(2014) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2015–2016) Bryce Petty
Bryce Petty
(2016–present) Josh McCown
Josh McCown

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert

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The NFL Today
The NFL Today


James Brown (host) Bill Cowher
Bill Cowher
(analyst) Phil Simms
Phil Simms
(analyst – Sundays) Nate Burleson
Nate Burleson
(analyst – Sundays) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(analyst – Sundays) Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders
(analyst – Thursdays) Jason La Canfora (NFL insider) Jim Rome
Jim Rome


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History of WFAN Kaufman Astoria Studios

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