Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1961
SpouseCheryl Esiason
FactManhasset, New York, USA: Living with wife Cheryl, son Gunnar and daughter Sydney. [2012]

Boomer Esiason is a retired American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He played for the Bengals for eight seasons, and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1988. He also played for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. After his retirement from playing football, he became a television commentator and co-host of The NFL Today.

Esiason was born on April 17, 1961, in West Islip, New York. His father, Marty, was a longshoreman, and his mother, Nancy, was a homemaker. He has two sisters, Bonnie and Kelly. He attended Timber Point Elementary School and East Islip High School, where he played football and baseball. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round of the 1979 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign with the team.

Esiason played college football at the University of Maryland, where he was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He played for the Bengals for eight seasons, from 1984 to 1992. He was named the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1988, after leading the Bengals to a 12-4 record and a berth in Super Bowl XXIII. He also led the Bengals to the AFC Championship Game in 1989 and 1990.

Esiason was traded to the Jets in 1993, and he played for the Jets for three seasons, from 1993 to 1995. He led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in 1998. He was traded to the Cardinals in 1996, and he played for the Cardinals for one season, before retiring from playing football in 1997.

After his retirement from playing football, Esiason became a television commentator and co-host of The NFL Today on CBS. He has also worked as a studio analyst for ABC’s Monday Night Football and as a color commentator for Westwood One’s NFL radio broadcasts.

Esiason is married to Cheryl Esiason, and they have three children together: Sydney, Gunnar, and Quinn. Esiason has a net worth of $20 million.

General Info

Full NameBoomer Esiason
Net Worth$15 million
Salary$15 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1961
Height1.96 m
Weight102 kg
ProfessionFootball player, Talk show host, Commentator, Actor
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park


SpouseCheryl Esiason
ChildrenSydney Esiason, Gunnar Esiason
ParentsNorman Esiason, Irene Esiason
SiblingsRobin Esiason, Susan Esiason


AwardsWalter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, AP Most Valuable Player
NominationsHeisman Trophy, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
Movies10 Yards: Fantasy Football
TV ShowsMonday Night Football, Inside the NFL, The NFL Today

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1Manhasset, New York, USA: Living with wife Cheryl, son Gunnar and daughter Sydney. [2012]
2Is color analyst for CBS Sports/Westwood One Radio broadcasts of NFL Monday Night Football and playoff games and the Super Bowl. [2003]
3His children are attending Boston College, son Gunnar is a junior, daughter Sydney is a sophomore [January 2012].
4The Boomer Easison Foundation was created to fund research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
5In 2004, was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.
6Played football at the University of Maryland, graduating with a B.A. in 1984 and received the Distinguish Alumnus Award in 1999.
7Got the nickname Boomer from his mother, who says he kicked so much when she was pregnant with him.
8At one point was the only starting quarterback in the NFL who was left-handed.
9Ranks 32nd on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (81.06).
10Ranks 29th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (2,438).
11Ranks 28th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (318).
12Ranks 29th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (184).
13Ranks 12th on NFL All-Time Touchdown Passes List (247).
14Ranks 12th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (37,920).
15Ranks 11th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (2,969).
16Ranks 11th on NFL All-Time Pass Attempts List (5,205).
17Quarterback for Cincinnati Bengals (1984-1992 and 1997), New York Jets (1993-1995) and Arizona Cardinals (1996).
18Completed 2,969 of 5,205 passes (57%) for 37,920 yards and 247 touchdowns (81.1 rating). Also had 447 rushing attempts for 1,598 yards (3.6 yard average) and 7 touchdowns.
19His son has cystic fibrosis. Esiason's quest for treatment of the disease has led to extensive charity work and fundraising to combat the disease; as of December 2003 his foundation had raised over $22 million for cystic fibrosis research.




Kitten Bowl III2016TV MovieBoomer Esiason
1st & Ten: The Championship1991TV SeriesDoctor


The Pros and Cons of Breathing2006Short executive producer


CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside the NFL2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - NFL Analyst
The NFL Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - CBS Analyst / Himself - Studio Analyst
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NFL Today
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Preseason Now: Sasquatch Watch2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Paw Star Game2015TV MovieHimself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20152015TV MovieHimself
Blue Bloods2014TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20142014TV MovieHimself - Host
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Player (segment "Boomer & Gunnar")
CBS Cares2014TV SeriesHimself - NFL Today
LT: The Life & Times2013DocumentaryHimself
That Other Pregame Show2013TV SeriesHimself
The Bracket2013TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20132013TV MovieHimself - Host
30 for 302012TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20122012TV MovieHimself - Host
Live with Kelly and Michael1991-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - ICA Judge / Sports Broadcaster / Himself - Judge
Blue Mountain State2010TV SeriesHimself
2007 AFC Championship Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
E:602007TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Quarterback (segment "Gunnar's Dream Comes True")
The Game Plan2007Himself
The Monday Night Miracle2007TV MovieHimself
Bright Circle2007Video documentary voice
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2007TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Pardon the Interruption2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Queer Eye2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 EA Sports NFL Quarterback Challenge2005TV MovieHimself
Super Bowl XXXVIII2004TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials2004TV SpecialHimself
2003 Army-Navy Game2003TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
CBS at 752003TV Special documentary
Beyond the Glory2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Boomer Esiason Show2002TV SeriesHimself
JAG2002TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXIV2000TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
NFL Monday Night Football1984-2000TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
Spin City1999TV SeriesHimself
NFL This Morning1999TV SeriesHimself
Brother's Keeper1998TV SeriesHimself
The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant1998TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The NFL on NBC1985-1997TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
Wayne Chrebet1997TV MovieHimself
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1996TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Quarterback / Himself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback / Himself - Arizona Cardinals Quarterback
1995 New York Jets1996Video shortHimself
Super Bowl XXIX1995TV MovieHimself - Pregame Analyst
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
NFL on FOX1994TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Quarterback
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1990-1994TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback / Himself - New York Jets Quarterback
World Bowl 921992TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
USA Network: World League of American Football1991TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
Super Bowl XXIII1989TV MovieHimself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
1988 AFC Championship Game1989TV SpecialHimself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
Remote Control1989TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1988TV SeriesHimself - Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
1984 NFL Draft1984TV SpecialHimself - 38th Overall Pick

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Útulkovo2016TV Series shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge


Nominated Awards

2013EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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