CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BOOMER ESIASON AWARD

We’re down to the last our our PFT Heroes awards for the 2008 season.
The final piece of imaginary hardware goes to the best quarterback from the prior season, and the award is named for our friend Boomer Esiason, a long-time NFL starting quarterback who has continued to be connected in the football business (via television and radio) while operating the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is dedicated to the fight against cystic fibrosis.
The finalists (as picked by us) are Kurt Warner of the Cardinals, Peyton Manning of the Colts, Drew Brees of the Saints, Donovan McNabb of the Eagles, Chad Pennington of the Dolphins, Philip Rivers of the Chargers, and Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers.
Vote for your pick at the front page of the site.  We’ll leave the polls open for a day or so, and then we possibly will narrow it down to a two-man or three-man runoff.
Meanwhile, we recently handed out the Joe Delaney Award.  If you don’t know who Joe Delaney is, you should click here right now.

17 responses to “CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BOOMER ESIASON AWARD

  1. Anyone but Kurt Warner. If there were ever a quarterback who’s solely the product of his receivers, its Kurt Warner. Also, Peter, Paul and Mary came to me in a vision while I was eating a bologna sandwich and told me that it was ordained by the heavens that Kurt would gladly give up the Esiason Award for some more guaranteed money.

  2. Anyone other than Ben Roethlisberger, please. As a Bengals fan, who happens to be wearing a throwback Esiason jersey today, I would hate to see a Steeler win this.

  3. I still can’t believe the cheap shots towards Warner. Yes he mentions his faith in every post-game press conference. But he only does it once. Tell me – is that worse than McNabb pointing to the sky after EVERY touchdown – or better yet: James Thrash pointing to the sky after every 3 yard catch on 3rd and 2??

  4. Is it possible to start nominating QB’s from the 2009 season too soon? I nominate Sage the Rage Rosenfelds… lights out year

  5. Yeah I definitely give this award to Tarvaris Jackson. He finished the season with a 95.4 QB rating and lead his team to the playoffs. Not to mention he only got benched in the first place because his son was having a pacemaker surgery and I’m sure he had more important things on his mind and he didn’t hold a grudge. He finished with 9 TD’s, 2 INT’s and was an awesome team guy and has been since college. 2009 will be his year but I still feel as if he deserves a shot at awards like this for this past season.
    As a Vikings fan, thanks for being a stand up guy and good quarterback, Tarvaris.

  6. I definetly think Donavan deserves this one. But if I had to pick one that didn’t it would be Warner. All I have to say about him is Larry Fitz, Boldin, Faulk, Holt, & Bruce… arguably some of the best offensive players in the last decade. Let see Kurt do that Sh*& w/ Philly’s offensive weapons. Lets give Dmac some credit, this guy needs a break

  7. Wow….so Warner doesn’t deserve it because of the weapons he plays with? Then shouldn’t you say the same when Manning had Wayne, Harrison, Stokely, Gonzales, Faulk, Edgerrin, Addai, and Clark over all his years? Yes, it helps to have great playmakers around them, but somebody still has to get them the ball.

  8. How can it be anyone but Phillip Rivers?
    He threw for over 4000 yards, led the league in QB Rating (by a wide margin), TDs with 34, TD to INT ratio, Yards per Attempt, and carried the Chargers offense – no, the whole team – to another playoff appearance while the Offensive Line offered little hope for any semblance of a running game.
    Then again, he wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl either.

  9. I’m a bit suprised that Aaron Rodgers numbers didn’t get him honorable mention or something.
    Perhaps he gets the Archie Manning award for best QB on a nonplayoff team.

  10. Electrogasm says:
    March 10th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    How can it be anyone but Phillip Rivers?
    He threw for over 4000 yards, led the league in QB Rating (by a wide margin), TDs with 34, TD to INT ratio, Yards per Attempt, and carried the Chargers offense – no, the whole team – to another playoff appearance while the Offensive Line offered little hope for any semblance of a running game.
    Then again, he wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl either.
    —————————-
    Well, it could be Drew Brees. 1,000 more yards than Rivers, also had 34 TDs, 96.2 QB rating, 2:1 TD/INT ratio with a worse running game than Rivers (#28 vs #20). In spite of that, his team led the league in total offense by a wide margin. Oh yeah, and his defense was almost as bad statistically as Rivers’ defense. And he did it with Marques Colston and Lance Moore. And he played in a much better division as well.
    Based on this comparison, no one should vote for Rivers. All those votes should be funnelled into Brees’ bucket.

  11. After the horrible way he was dumped by the Jets after being so loyal for so many years, Chad was the man to step up on an aweful team and lead them to a successful year. That is character. Warner merely replaced an average kid on a team full of awesome weapons on both sides of the ball and whined about all sorts of stuff. If this poll is about who got the farthest then he wins. If it is about being the best you can be it has got to be Chad.

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