Five Fun Facts About Cincinnati Bengals All Time Great Boomer Esiason


Boomer Esiason played college football at the University of Maryland. He was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals and went on to have a great career that included stops with the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. He even found his way back to Cincinnati before eventually retiring from the league.

Esiason will go down as one of the better quarterbacks the Cincinnati franchise has ever had. He is also known among teammates, opponents, and fans as one of the true nice guys in the sport. Here is a look at five interesting facts about Boomer Esiason.

#1 The first TD pass that Boomer Esiason ever threw in the National Football League came in the first quarter of a 20-14 loss to the New England Patriots in 1984. It went for 34 yards and was caught by M.L. Harris. His last touchdown pass ever was a 77 yarder to Darnay Scott in 1997.

#2 During his career, Esiason was somewhat of a slow starter when it came to touchdown passes. He threw 70 career touchdown passes in the second quarter, 63 in the third quarter, and 63 in the fourth quarter. In the first quarter he threw just 51.

#3 No player caught more of Boomer Esiason’s career TD passes than Bengals wide receiver Eddie Brown. During their time together as teammates, they hooked up 39 times for scores.

#4 He threw more touchdown passes against the Houston Oilers franchise during his career than he did against any other team in the league. 27 of his 247 career touchdown passes came against the Oilers.

#5 The third touchdown pass that Boomer threw in his career, and also the last of the three touchdown passes he would throw during his rookie season, was caught by a player who is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a third quarter score that tied up the game in an eventual win over the rival Cleveland Browns. It was caught by one of the all time greats, offensive lineman Anthony Munoz.

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