Theismann was raised in South River New Jersey and attended South River High School where he lettered in baseball basketball and football. He was an all-star in both 1971 and 1973. m.
He worked as an analyst with ESPN primarily with Mike Patrick for the network's Sunday Night Football package and for one season of Monday Night Football with Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser. Theismann also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook. Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann (born September 9 1949) is an American former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL).