The STRANGEST Trade in New York Jets HISTORY | Boomer Esiason

In 1993, the Cincinnati Bengals traded away QB Boomer Esiason to the New York Jets, with a condition in the contract being that the Bengals receive a second round pick in 1994 if Boomer Esiason has a passer rating of 89. Somehow, entering the final week of the season, he was right on the border, which led to a bizarre scenario where some Jets fans were rooting for Esiason to stink in the finale against the Houston Oilers so that they'd keep their second round pick. This is the story behind this absolutely bizarre trade during the 1993 NFL season

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Boomer Esiason is a former American football quarterback and sports analyst who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons, primarily with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft, where he spent 10 nonconsecutive seasons. Esiason was also a member of the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. To date, he is the last Bengals quarterback to lead the franchise to victory in the playoffs, doing so in 1990.

During his playing career, Esiason was named to four Pro Bowls and received first team All-Pro honors. His most successful season came with the Bengals in 1988 when he won NFL Most Valuable Player and led the team to a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXIII, which ended in a close defeat. After nine years in Cincinnati, Esiason spent three seasons with New York and one season with Arizona before returning to the Bengals for his final season in 1997.

Since retiring from football, Esiason has worked as a football analyst for CBS Sports on The NFL Today and Showtime's Inside the NFL and was previously with ABC, HBO, and Westwood One. He also hosts the morning sports radio program Boomer and Gio on WFAN in New York

Boomer Esiason played for the following teams:
1984 Bengals
1985 Bengals
1986 Bengals
1987 Bengals
1988 Bengals
1989 Bengals
1990 Bengals
1991 Bengals
1992 Bengals
1993 Jets
1994 Jets
1995 Jets
1996 Cardinals
1997 Bengals

As a member of the 1993 Jets, he played with:
Jeff Blake
Browning Nagle
Richie Anderson
Brad Baxter
Johnny Johnson
Adrian Murrell
Blair Thomas
Chris Burkett
Rob Carpenter
Dale Dawkins
Terance Mathis
Rob Moore
Fred Baxter
Johnny Mitchell
Troy Sadowski
James Thornton
James Brown
Dave Cadigan
Jeff Criswell
Cal Dixon
Roger Duffy
Jim Sweeney
Dwayne White
Paul Frase
Mark Gunn
Jeff Lageman
Scott Mersereau
Bill Pickel
Marvin Washington
Kurt Barber
Glenn Cadrez
Kyle Clifton
Steve DeOssie
Bobby Houston
Mo Lewis
Victor Green
James Hasty
Cliff Hicks
Ronnie Lott
Damon Pieri
Anthony Prior
Eric Thomas
Marcus Turner
Brian Washington
Lonnie Young
Louie Aguiar
Cary Blanchard
Bruce Coslet (coach)