Jason Witten Likely To Retire To Become Monday Night Football Analyst

28 April, 2018, 22:52 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Witten is staying put

Suffice to say, the Cowboys likely will address both tight end and wide receiver in the upcoming rounds of the National Football League draft.

ESPN is reporting that it plans to hire Witten for their MNF booth, but Witten will first meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to break the news to him.

Last spring, Witten inked a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

Jones seems to think that he's done his part in telling Witten he wants him back with the team, but that now it's all up to the tight end to make his decision. He and Tony Gonzalez, a first ballot Hall of Famer, are the only tight ends with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards.

The decision by Witten would mean the lead analyst job at three networks will be held by former players who spent their entire careers with the Cowboys.

As long as Jason Witten wants to play football, I'm betting on Jason. And they now have three young tight ends on the roster worth developing. Having missed only ONE game in his 15 year career, Witten amassed a staggering 1152 receptions for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns. Witten turns 36 early next month. Throughout his 15 years in the NFL, Witten has played in 16 games in each and every single season except for his rookie campaign in which he played in 15.

The Cowboys took Williams at No. 50, one pick after NFC East rival Philadelphia traded up with Indianapolis to select a South Dakota State tight end named Dallas Goedert. The available tight ends in the draft include South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert, Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki, Oklahoma's Mark Andrews, and in tight end Ian Thomas. The Cowboys do have nine remaining draft picks to spend within the next two days.

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