At 6'-5" and 224 pounds far larger than his predecessor and with a much more powerful arm Esiason was the signal caller on one of the most potent offenses of the late 1980s and he was surprisingly mobile rushing for 1598 yards on 447 attempts and scoring 7 touchdowns in his career. 3 North Carolina and seal the ACC title. He appeared as himself in the movie The Game Plan.
He is currently an analyst for CBS Sports primarily on The NFL Today as well as morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN and Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One. He played for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals before working as an analyst for ABC and HBO.