Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #36. Boomer Esiason

36. Boomer Esiason: Esiason was selected in the second round (38th overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1984 draft.  Esiason spent 14 years in the NFL playing for the Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.

The best years of his career came with the Bengals in 1988 and ’89.  In ’88, Esiason led the Bengals to a 12-4 regular season record and a trip to the Super Bowl before falling to the San Francisco 49ers. That season, Boomer completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,572 yards and 28 touchdowns.  For his remarkable efforts, Esiason made his second Pro Bowl, earned First-Team All-Pro honors and was named the NFL MVP by the AP.

Esiason followed up his MVP season with another huge statistical year and his third Pro Bowl even though the Bengals couldn’t duplicate their success as a team.  Esiason completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 3,525 yards and 28 touchdowns.

For his career, the four-time Pro Bowler completed 57 percent of his passes for 37,920 and 247 touchdowns while carrying the ball 447 times for 1,598 yards and seven more scores.

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