Who is Jesse Palmer?
Jesse James Palmer is a prominent Canadian actor, sports commentator, television personality, and former professional football player who was a quarterback in the NFL (National Football League) for five seasons in the early 2000s. In addition to his football career, he played college football for the University of Florida and thereafter played professionally for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL before spending half of the 2006 season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
In 2004, he was cast as the bachelor on the fifth season of the reality television series The Bachelor. He went on to become a college football analyst for ESPN/ABC in the U.S. and has been a contributor to The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada. Also, he was a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America. And in 2018 he hosted the kickoff season of The Proposal on ABC. Since 2017, he has hosted the Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network. From 2017 to 2020, he was the host of DailyMailTV. In 2021, he was named the permanent host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Jesse Palmer Career
A College Career
He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida. Thus from 1997 to 2000, he played for coach Steve Spurrier’s Florida Gators football team. Often he alternated playing time with quarterback Doug Johnson and later with quarterback Rex Grossman. As a senior, he was selected as one of the team captains and received the Gators’ Fergie Ferguson Award. The award is given to recognize the “senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character, and courage”. Overall, he finished his four-year college career with 3,755 passing yards.
How Old Is Jesse Palmer?
He is 44 years old as of March 2023, having been born on October 5, 1978, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jesse Palmer shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jacob Tremblay, Travis Kelce, Aaron Carpenter, Kate Winslet, Mahogany LOX, and many more.
Jesse Palmer Family
Who are Jesse Palmer’s Parents?
He was born to Bill Palmer (Father) and Susan Palmer (Mother). His father played for the Ottawa Rough Riders whereas his mother was a prominent fashion and print model, co-founder of Barrett Palmer Models, and former owner of the original ITM: International Top Models.
Does Jesse Palmer have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Billy Palmer. His brother is an NFL player.
Jesse Palmer Education
He received his high school education at St. Pius X High School. After high school, he attended The University of Florida where he graduated in 2001 with two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the College of Business Administration.
Jesse Palmer’s Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Emely Fardo, a Brazillian-born model and photographer. They have been together since 2017 and they met in a boxing class. They married in June 2020. The couple had a second wedding in July 2020 at Chateau De La Gaude, a luxury hotel in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Jesse Palmer Kids
He does not have any kids. But is a proud parent of an adorable Aussie doodle, Mademoiselle Loulou Palmer.
Jesse Palmer Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 99kg (219 lbs).
A Professional Football Career
A Career in the NFL
He was chosen in the fourth round (125th overall pick) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). From 2001 to 2005, he played for the Giants. And spent most of his NFL career as a backup behind starter Kerry Collins despite being a Giants quarterback. In 2002, he played in two games. The following season, he played in six games, starting three. However, he was sacked in 2003 by Washington Redskins defensive end Bruce Smith, Smith’s 199th career sack which enabled him to become the all-time career sack leader. After a four-year stint as a backup quarterback, on September 3, 2005, he was cut by the Giants. He was thus the second Canadian (after Mark Rypien of the Washinton Redskins) to start at quarterback in the NFL.
A Career in the Canadian Football League
After his time in the NFL came to an end, he was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) 15th overall in the 2001 CFL Draft. At first, wanting to stay in the game, he looked to the Canadian Football League for employment. Attempting to locate another opportunity to stay in the NFL, Jesse worked out to win the Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders and on November 1, 2005, he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as injuries plagued their quarterbacks Alex Smith and Ken Dorsey.
Three weeks later, Dorsey and Smith returned into action and thus Jesse was released without having played a down. In March 2006, he was re-signed by the 49ers during the off-season but was later released on August 29, 2006, toward the end of training camp. The Montreal Alouettes signed him on September 11, 2006, to their developmental roster. However, he did not dress for a game with Montreal. Thus he made his retirement from the CFL before the start of the 2007 season to pursue a broadcasting career.
A Career at The Bachelor
In 2004, he was the first professional athlete to appear on The Bachelor television program and the first non-American Bachelor. Eventually, he selected Jessica Bowlin but their courtship lasted for only a few months after the end of the show. He would then return as host of the 26th season, a role which he will also fill on the 19th season of The Bachelorette. Moreover, he hosted Bachelor In Paradise, Season 8. Currently, he is the host of The Bachelor franchise.
A Broadcasting Career
For two games late in the 2005 season, he was a color commentator for Fox and returned to the booth on November 26, 2006. On April 25, 2007, he appeared on the NFL Network as an analyst and commentator for the weekend’s NFL Draft. He announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League on May 24, 2007, to pursue a broadcasting career with Fox. In 2007, he joined ESPN. And worked for ESPN as a studio analyst on College Football Live and ABC telecasts, and frequently appeared with fellow Canadian John Saunders until 2017. He is a game analyst for ESPN Thursday Night College football games.
Also, he was co-host of The Palmer and Pollack Show on ESPNU with former Georgia defensive end David Pollack. ESPN named Jesse and Brent Musburger as the lead game announcers for the forthcoming SEC Network on March 12, 2014. Moreover, he was a New York correspondent for CTV’s entertainment news program, eTalk, covering both sports and entertainment events, including the Super Bowl and the 79th and 80th Academy Awards. He was a studio analyst for ESPN’s broadcast of the 2012 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the 2010 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, and the 2009 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Also, he is an NFL analyst for TSN’s “Monday Quarterback” segment. He portrayed professional baseball player Don Lacey as he guest-starred in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 7 episode “Design”. On May 19, 2015, he joined Good Morning America as a “Special Contributor”. In August 2017, he left the position to host the newly launched DailyMailTV. Also, he has hosted Spring Baking Championship and Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network as well as Food Truck Face Off, Bakeaway Camp, and Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Showdown. In 2019, he became one of the commentators on ESPN’s College Football Final.
He then began doing commercials in September 2018 as a spokesperson for the retail furniture chain Rooms To Go. Also, he became the host of The Proposal on ABC. The producers of DailyMailTV announced on August 14, 2020, that Jesse was being replaced as host for the show’s fourth season by Thomas Roberts. In 2021, he hosted the inaugural season of ABC’s show The Ultimate Surfer. Subsequently, it was announced that he would become the new host of The Bachelor, season 26, replacing Chris Harrison. Then he hosted The Bachelorette, season 19, and Bachelor In Paradise, season 8. Currently, he is the host of The Bachelor franchises.
Jesse Palmer’s Salary and Net Worth
For hosting The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, he made about $8 million per year. From his football and broadcasting career, he has accrued an awesome net worth, he thus has a net worth of $8 million.