Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/6/13

Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One. He played with three NFL teams, primarily of course, the Cincinnati Bengals (obviously) where he made the Pro Bowl four times and won the 1988 NFL MVP award. His Bengals take on the Chicago Bears in week one; the CBS national broadcast. Expectations are sky high for both teams. However, you could call Boomer Esiason McKayla Maroney because he is “not impressed” with either Jay Cutler or the Chicago Bears. “Jay Cutler has been one of the more frustrating players over the last four years,” Boomer Esiason said on media conference call. “Yet again another offensive coordinator, a coach has been fired, a new coach hired, a GM change- there hasn’t been a lot of consistency in his career path in Chicago, so I kind of get the struggles that he has had,” Boomer continued. “He’s I guess maybe in the top 15, I guess I would put him, but Chicago is a mid tier team in the NFC and the NFC is loaded. If things go right for them, they need to stay healthy and somehow beat Green Bay which is not something they’ve been able to do with consistency since Jay got there,” Boomer Esiason said. Top 15?? That’s barely in the top half of the NFL? There’s only 32 teams in the league. Some people have been calling Jay “elite.” Esiason is a NFL pundit just like any other, he has a lot of credibility, but no one single person’s opinion is the end all be all. Of course, Boomer Esiason did lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl and he threw for close to 38,000 passing yards in his career. He’s not too high on the Bears in 2013 either. “I still think this is a second rung team in the NFC and this is a career defining year for Jay Cutler,” Boomer Esiason said. So there are people who think Jay is elite; and a whole other camp that believes Cutler is mediocre. Why the disconnect? How did this happen? Well, it’s a local thing. People in Chicago think Jay is elite because when you compare him to……… ….Caleb Hanie, Jason Campbell, Josh McCown, Todd Collins, Rex Grossman, Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson, Jonathan Quinn, Kordell Stewart, Chris Chandler, Jim Miller, Henry Burris, Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Steve Stenstrom, Moses Moreno, Rick Mirer, Steve Walsh, Peter Tom Willis…..well, he looks pretty elite compared to that list. I didn’t include Erik Kramer because he was pretty good. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. Follow him (@paulmbanks) The post Boomer Esiason says Cutler a top 15 QB, maybe. Bears middle of pack appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.

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