Boomer Esiason Exits CBS ‘The NFL Today’: Fans Shocked

Boomer Esiason Exits CBS 'The NFL Today': Fans Shocked

Boomer Esiason, the well-known WFAN host and former New York quarterback, is not fazed by CBS’ decision to replace him on ‘The NFL Today’ show. In a recent interview on ‘The Dan LeBatard Show,’ Esiason revealed that leaving the show was something he had been considering for a while to achieve a better work-life balance.

At 63 years old, Esiason expressed gratitude for his time on the show, stating that he cherished interacting with football fans every Sunday but felt it was time to prioritize self-care. He announced his departure last week on his WFAN morning show, intending to step away from CBS’ flagship NFL program while continuing his radio duties alongside Gregg Giannotti.

Phil Simms, the former New York quarterback aged 68, also bid farewell to CBS after a remarkable 26-year tenure. Despite Esiason’s willingness to return for one more year if requested, the departure aligns with changes at CBS following Sean McManus’s retirement as CBS Sports chairman.

Looking to the future, Matt Ryan and J.J. Watt are set to fill the void left by Esiason and Simms on the show, ushering in a new era for ‘The NFL Today.’ Esiason reflected on his time at CBS, noting that no one from the network had ever asked him to tone down his candid commentary, emphasizing that he leaves with no resentment towards his colleagues.

As Esiason steps aside from his role at CBS, he leaves behind a legacy of insightful football analysis and engaging discussions. His decision to prioritize personal well-being serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a healthy balance in the fast-paced world of sports media. While change is on the horizon for ‘The NFL Today’ show, Esiason’s contributions will be remembered fondly by football enthusiasts and colleagues alike.


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