Boomer Esiason spent 14 years playing in the NFL, playing in four Pro-Bowls, winning an MVP award, and leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl in 1989. Little did he know though, that his broadcasting career would extend further than his playing career.
Over the past two decades, Boomer has established himself not only as a gifted sports radio personality, but also as a television and radio football analyst. Esiason has been a mainstay on CBS and Westwood One, but when the 2018 NFL season begins, it’ll be the first time in 18 years he’s not behind a microphone serving as analyst for Westwood One’s Monday Night Football broadcasts.
Boomer has decided to step aside. His tenure with the network included working alongside three superior play by play announcers, Kevin Harlan, Marv Albert and Howard David. Esiason was part of the past 18 Super Bowl broadcasts on Westwood One, and also worked a 19th Super Bowl broadcast for ABC. That’s a feat no other broadcaster has accomplished in NFL history.
“It has been an honor to be a member of the Westwood One NFL broadcast team for the last 18 years,” said Esiason. “I am proud to have delivered the calls for some of the most iconic Monday Night and Super Bowl moments in the history of the NFL. With my continuing busy schedule during the NFL season, including my daily NYC-based morning drive radio show, ‘The NFL Today’ and ‘Inside the NFL’, I thought the timing was right for me to step away. I would like to thank my broadcast partners in the booth who have made the job enjoyable and fulfilling. Also, I would like to thank Westwood One’s senior management and sales force, who, over the years, were instrumental in providing on-air support for the Boomer Esiason Foundation.”
Esiason will continue to serve as the lead studio analyst for CBS television’s pregame, halftime and post-game program, “The NFL Today,” and co-host WFAN’s popular weekday morning show, “The Morning Show with Boomer and Gio”. Boomer also will remain a member of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” team.
“Boomer has been the constant for a generation of Monday Night Football listeners, and we can’t thank him enough for his nearly two decades of service to Westwood One,” said Howard Deneroff, EVP/Executive Producer, Westwood One Sports. “He has been the ultimate professional, a terrific broadcaster, and a great teammate to all of us who have had the good fortune of working with him.”