Jesse Palmer Biography
Jesse Palmer is a Canadian Host, Former Professional Football Player, Actor, TV Personality, and Sports Commentator known for hosting the 27th season of the series “The Bachelor.” He is also known as a quarterback in NFL – the National Football League for 5 seasons in the early ’20s.
Jesse Palmer Education / College Career
Palmer is a graduate of both Confederation and St. Pius X high schools. While in high school, he played all of his amateur football on the Ontario Minor Football Association’s teams. She also played with the Myers Riders and Ottawa Norsemen Football Clubs in Ottawa, Canada. Palmer earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida in Gainesville.
While there he played for the Florida Gators football team under coach Steve Spurrier for 3 years (1997-2000). He also regularly alternated playing time with Doug Johnson (quarterback), and then Rex Grossman (quarterback). When he was a senior, he was chosen as among the captains of the team and earned the Gators’ Fergie Ferguson Award.
Palmer completed his 4-year college career with 3,755 passing yards. In the year 2001, he graduated from the university’s College of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in marketing. Also, at the same time, he graduated from the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Political Science.
Jesse Palmer Age
Palmer is 44 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 5, 1978, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of October every year.
Jesse Palmer Height and Weight
Palmer stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m). He weighs an average weight of 225 pounds (lbs) – 102 kilograms.
Jesse Palmer Family
Jesse Palmer Parents
Palmer was born to his late parents, Susan Palmer (mother) and Bill Palmer (father). His dad was a former player of the Ottawa Rough Riders. His mom was a famous fashion and print model. She was also the former owner of a modeling agency called “the original” ITM: International Top Models (now it is called MIM Model International Management) in Ottawa, Canada. His mom was also the co-founder of Barrett Palmer Models.
Jesse Palmer Brother
Palmer grew up in a suburb of Ottawa, Nepean, Ontario alongside his brother Billy Palmer. Further information about his bro is under review.
Jesse Palmer Wife / Spouse
Palmer is married to Emely Fardo (a Brazilian-born photographer and model). They tied the knot on June 5, 2020, in a secretive wedding at a close friend’s house in Connecticut, attended by only countable close friends and family. They shared the news about their wedding after one year. The couple was to wed in the year 2020 in Provence, France but COVID-19 made them postpone until the year 2021. They first met in the year 2017 at a boxing class, and Palmer proposed to Emely in the year 2019. Emely is 35 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 1987.
Jesse Palmer Dog
Palmer and his wife Emely Fardo own a female dog (breed – Aussiedoodle Lou Lou) which has an Instagram Page (with over 2800 followers) – the dog is a star! The Instagram Page is managed by her Palmer and Emely and they describe the dog as “the sweetest of the beasts.” On December 6, 2022, a photo of Lou Lou alongside her fur, and according to the caption, it was Lou Lou’s mom’s birthday.
Jesse Palmer Net Worth
Palmer has an annual estimated net worth of $8 Million, which he earns through his career as a Host, Former Professional Football Player, Actor, TV Personality, and Sports Commentator.
Jesse Palmer Career
1. Jesse Palmer Football Career
Jesse Palmer NFL (National Football League)
The New York Giants of the NFL selected Palmer in the 4th round (125th overall pick) of the 2001 National Football League Draft and was part of the team (quarterback) for 4 seasons for 4 years (2001-2005). While there, he used to spend most of his National Football League career as a backup behind Kerry Collins (starter).
He played 2 games in the year 2002 and played 6 games in the season that followed, starting 3. Bruce Smith (Washington Redskins defensive end) sacked Palmer in the year 2003, and Bruce became the all-time career sack leader. On September 3, 2005, the New York Giants cut Palmer after 4 years as a backup quarterback. He was the 2nd Canadian to begin at quarterback in the National Football League.
Jesse Palmer CFL (Canadian Football League)
The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL 15th overall drafted Palmer in the 2001 Canadian Football League Draft. In the beginning, Palmer wanted to remain in the game and therefore he had to look for employment in the CFL. Montreal held Palmer’s rights but in September 2005, the Ottawa Renegades attempted to obtain the Ottawa native as their top quarterback and he showed his interest in playing for Ottawa, his hometown.
After Palmer attempted to locate another chance to stay in the National Football League, he worked out with the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings. On November 1, 2005, the San Francisco 49ers signed him as their quarterbacks Ken Dorsey and Alex Smith got injured. After 3 weeks, Alex and Ken went back from injuries, and Palmer got released without having played a down. In March 2006, the San Francisco 49ers re-signed Palmer during the off-season but on August 29, 2006, he was released toward the end of training camp.
He was signed by the Montreal Alouettes on September 11, 2006, to their developmental roster, and he didn’t dress for a game with the team. Just prior to the debut of the 2007 season, on May 24, 2007, Palmer retired from the CFL to pursue a broadcasting career.
2. Jesse Palmer Broadcasting Career
In the 2005 season, he served as a color commentator for FOX for 2 games, and on November 26, 2006, he went back to serve as a host. He made an appearance on the NFL Network on April 25, 2007, where he served as a commentator and analyst for Saturday and Sunday’s NFL Draft.
After Palmer retired from the CFL, he went to work with FOX. In the years 2007, he joined ESPN and began working as a studio analyst on ABC telecasts and College Football Live. He also made frequent appearances with John Saunders (fellow Canadian) until the year 2017. Palmer served on ESPN Thursday Night College football games as a game analyst. Also, he co-hosted “The Palmer and Pollack Show” on ESPNU with David Pollack (former Georgia defensive end).
Palmer and Brent Musburger were named as the lead game announcers for the forthcoming SEC Network, by ESPN on March 12, 2014. He also served as N.Y. correspondent for eTalk (CTV’s entertainment news show), where he covered entertainment and sports events such as the 80th and 79th Academy Awards and the Super Bowl. Palmer also served as a studio analyst for ESPN’s broadcast of the 2009 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, the 2010 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AR, and the 2012 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. He has served as an NFL analyst for TSN’s segment, “Monday Morning Quarterback”.
Jesse Palmer TV Shows
Palmer has made guest appearances in the 7th episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. There he portrayed Don Lacey (a professional baseball player). He served as a host of seasons 1 and 2 of “Recipe to Riches” (a food competition show) on FNC – Food Network Canada. He began working on Good Morning America on May 19, 2015, where he served as a “Special Contributor” until August 2017. After that, he went on to serve as the host of DailyMailTV. Palmer has served as a host of the “Holiday Baking Championship” and “Spring Baking Championship” on Food Network. Also, he has served as a host of “Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Showdown,” “Bakeaway Camp,” and “Food Truck Face Off”. Palmer was among the commentators on ESPN’s College Football Final in the year 2019.
He started serving as a spokesman for the retail furniture chain Rooms To Go in September 2018 and began hosting ABC’s “The Proposal.” DailyMailTV’s producers made announcements on August 14, 2020, that Thomas Roberts would replace Palmer as host for season 4 of the show. In the year 2021, Palmer served as the host of ABC’s “The Ultimate Surfer’s” inaugural season.
Jesse Palmer The Bachelor Season 27
Palmer is known for hosting the 26th and the 27th season of ABC’s reality TV series “The Bachelor,” where Zach Shallcross is the “bachelor”. He will also fill in as a host in the 19th season of The Bachelor’s spin-off known as “The Bachelorette.” Palmer has also served as a host of the 8th season of The Bachelor’s franchise known as “Bachelor In Paradise”. In the year 2021, he was named the permanent host of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.
On April 7, 2004, he was the 1st professional athlete to make an appearance on ABC’s reality TV series “The Bachelor.” He was also the 1st non-American Bachelor. Palmer was the leading cast of The Bachelor show. In the 1st rose ceremony in the show, he mispronounced the name “Katie” instead of pronouncing it “Karen” and then consulted Chris Harrison (host). He then offered a rose to both singles (contestants). Ultimately, Palmer chose Jessica Bowlin but their relationship did not last for long. He gave Jessica Bowlin (a contestant) a plane ticket to date in New York, instead of giving her a ring. However, the duo broke up a month after the show ended.
Jesse Palmer Gay / Sexual Orientation
Palmer is straight, he is not gay. He is married to Emely Fardo (a Brazilian-born photographer and model). They married on June 5, 2020, at a close friend’s house in Connecticut.