The Mount Rushmore of NFL Quarterbacks: Cincinnati Bengals Edition

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Jan 29, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former quarterback

Boomer Esiason

at the CBS sports Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Now onto the Thomas Jefferson spot of Mt. Rushmore.  The second spot to be held is for Norman Julius “Boomer” Esiason.  Boomer set 17 school records at the University of Maryland and finished his college career with over 6,000 passing yards.  As an NFL quarterback, he finished in the top 10 in many statistical categories.  Esiason faced many challenges including adapting the no huddle offense in which he ran to perfection.  He led the Bengals to their second super bowl appearance against Joe Montana and the juggernaut 49ers and was a dropped interception and 34 seconds away from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  Esiason has since gone on to become one of the most successful television personalities in the NFL.