NY Islanders Matt Martin trolls father-in-law Boomer Esiason after Ring of Honor announcement

Boomer Esiason Previews Super Bowl XLVIII With Guests At Breitling Boutique New York
Boomer Esiason Previews Super Bowl XLVIII With Guests At Breitling Boutique New York / Michael N. Todaro/GettyImages

You need a good sense of humor to be part of the Esiason-Martin family.

Being able to take a joke is probably a prerequisite too.

On Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that former NFL quarterback and current WFAN morning show host Boomer Esiason were selected to be inducted into the team's ring of honor this season. After news broke that former NFL MVP Esiason and Wide Receiver Chad Johnson would be honored at the Sept. 25 game against the Los Angeles Rams, New York Islanders forward Matt Martin took to Twitter to congratulate his father-in-law in the best way possible.

"A long time coming but glad to see you infally get the recognition you deserve. I love going back and watching your highlights. One of the best to ever do it! Congrats Chad," wrote Martin.

Martin is, of course, married to Boomer's daughter Sydney Esiason. The couple have two daughters and reside on Long Island close to "Boom-pa," the nickname given to Gramps. The 62-year-old Esiason, known nationally for his football career and presence on CBS's NFL Today, is a die-hard New York Rangers fan and one of the few local hosts on sports radio who wants to talk about hockey every chance he gets. His love of the Blueshirts made it all that much more interesting when his daughter started dating the Islanders' fourth-liner back in 2012.

Esiason and Johnson are the third class of former Bengals to be added to the team's Ring of Honor. The lefty quarterback played 10 seasons in Cincinnati and led the team to an appearance in Super Bowl XXIII, losing 20-16 to Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers.

"They never really ever did anything in regards to recognizing and remembering the great history of players that they have," said Esiason. "And I do believe that the team has turned the corner over the last three, four years."

Esiason, an East Islip native, returned to the area in 1993 and played three seasons with the New York Jets before signing with the Arizona Cardinals for a year. He finished his playing career in 1997 by returning to Cincinnati and retiring as a Bengal before starting his prestigious media career.