Boomer’s Short bio, Retirement?
Boomer Esiason is a former American football quarterback who retired from active play but took up as a commentator first for ABC and HBO and later switched to CBS Sports. He is also the host of the morning sports radio program The Morning Show with Boomer which airs on WFAN (AM) in New York. On 17 November 2017, Boomer on his show made a big announcement. He revealed to his fans and viewers that he is going to retire on 15 December 2025.
Besides discussing his future, Boomer talked about the sale of CBS Radio to Entercom. He and Jerry Recco started their sports talk. They discussed the Yankees’ managerial search and also send birthday wishes to Mets legend Tom Seaver. They also touched the topics of football giants and the controversy enveloping Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Boomer’s Birth, Education, and Childhood
Boomer Esaison was born on 17 April 1961 in West Islip, New York. His upbringing was in East Islip, NY. As per his education, he studied at the Timber Point Elementary and East Islip High School from where he obtained his graduation in 1979. He was good at sports in high school and used to represent the school in basketball, football, and baseball.
His actual full name is Norman Julius Esiason. Boomer nickname was given to him before his birth since he used to constant kick in his mother’s womb and hence she gave him this name. He retained it until now. Boomer was a student at the University of Maryland. He used to play college football and had set 17 records there.
Boomer’s Sports Career
Boomer Esaison started to play professionally in 1984 when he was selected in the second NFL draft by Cincinnati Bengals. He played brilliantly for this team and his statistics were one of the best in the history for a quarterback. He took his team to a win against the Houston Oilers and was put as the regular quarterback in 1985. He got NFL MVP award in 1988. In 1993, Boomer got traded to the New York Jets with whom he played till 1995. In 1996 after his release from Jets, Boomer signed with Arizona Cardinals as a free agent and his play with them was also amazing and appreciated.
Boomer was thinking of retirement when he was talked into playing for one more season with his original team, namely the Bengals. He earned Bengals 4 out of 5 wins and they wanted him to play on for another two years. He however retired in 1997. He had set many records and also received many honors and awards. In 2004, he was also inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.
Boomer had started his broadcasting career as a football analyst while he was still playing. He also was featured in TV commercials, TV shows, and films. He took to broadcasting as a full-time profession post-retirement from the football game. He was with ABC from 1998 to 2000 and was dismissed due to some problems with another announcer. He then started work for CBS and also hosted Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials on 5 occasions. He was added on to more shows. Boomer has founded a research foundation to look into and study cases of cystic fibrosis. His son Gunnar suffers from this disease.
Boomer’s Relationships, Childrens and Married Life
In 1986, Boomer had married Cheryl. He and his wife have two children; son Gunnar and daughter Sydney. His son has a chronic respiratory disease called cystic fibrosis and needs intermittent hospitalization for it.