BREAKING: Former NFL MVP Announced As Replacement For Phil Simms And Boomer Esiason At CBS Following Their Surprise Departures

Photo Boomer Esiason posing with Phil Simms for article on Matt Ryan announcement

Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms (Photo by Getty Images)

A replacement has been revealed following the news of Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason getting set to leave CBS’ ‘The NFL Today,’ with Matt Ryan to take up the gig.

The Athletic initially reported that the longtime NFL analysts were out at the network. They have since confirmed as much.

“Great 26 yrs run with CBS SPORTS. Even though that part of my career is over I look forward to what is next,” Simms shared on Twitter/X.

Esiason hinted the decision to leave the show after 22 years wasn’t his, but he’ll still be part of the CBS Sports family. The former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has also signed an extension to continue his WFAN morning show.


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Meanwhile, Ryan is gearing up to join host James Brown, as well as Nate Burleson and Bill Cowher. J.J. Watt will also make appearances on a part-time basis.

The former Atlanta Falcons star announced his retirement last week and looks forward to the new chapter.

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Simms, a former New York Giants QB,  was John Madden’s top football analysis rival, also calling Super Bowls. He was the lead game analyst at CBS for almost 20 years. Tony Romo replaced him on the premier announce team in 2017, and he moved to the studio.

Esiason had been with the network for 22 years.

Matt Ryan Has Been A Fast Riser At CBS

Matt Ryan has been rising fast at CBS. Following his NFL career, he took up a lower-tier broadcasting gig alongside Andrew Catalon and Tiki Barber. He also made appearances on various CBS studio shows. It appears he’s made a great impression on CBS Sports president David Berson and other execs at the network.
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Matt Ryan (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

“I grew up watching THE NFL TODAY so I’m honored to join this iconic show and hope to continue the high standard set by Phil, Boomer and others before me,” he said in a press release. “I am thankful for this exciting new opportunity and can’t wait to get started with my new teammates.“