After fifteen seasons in the NFL, it has been reported that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten likely plans to retire. Spending each season with Dallas, Witten accumulated 1,152 receptions, 12,448 receiving yards, and 68 touchdowns.
Considered a first ballot Hall of Famer by most, Witten is also going to be considered one of the best tight ends to step foot on a football field. During the course of his career, the veteran was forced to miss only one game, which was resulted by a broken jaw.
Following his retirement, Witten will be offered to serve as a lead analyst for ESPN on their Monday Night Football broadcasting team. He will meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in order to make a final decision later on Friday.
Due to the news, the Cowboys could very well address their need at the tight end position in the upcoming rounds of the NFL Draft. On the other hand, the franchise consists of Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers, both of whom hold potential for years to come.
This news comes with a heavy heart, but thank you to Jason Witten, and all you’ve done for the game of football.