Former Cincinnati Bengals great Boomer Esiason doesn't have to quarantine after flying to California to fill in for Tony Romo - who missed CBS' broadcast of the Cardinals-Rams game Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols - because New York's guidance for quarantine restrictions on travelers don't apply to those who leave the state for less than 24 hours.
As New York Post's Andrew Marchand pointed out via Twitter, Esiason was scheduled to be in his New York studio for a Monday morning show on FAN at 6 a.m. Eastern:
From Esiason, before the game:
Esiason earned positive reviews, but did upset some Canadian Football League fans with remarks he made during the broadcast about Cardinals quarterback and former CFL standout Chris Streveler when Streveler threw a pick-six near the end of the first half:
"What a horrific mistake," Esiason said. "He throws it in between three Ram defenders as he is getting hit in the pocket. You know, this isn't the Grey Cup. This isn't the CFL, and you can't just take chances and throw the ball down the middle of the field and expect somebody not to come down with it. And you can see it right here, there’s no reason to throw the ball there."
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