If you thought the weekend was going to be filled with exclusively NFL Draft talk, think again. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has reported that Dallas Cowboys tight end and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Witten is planning to retire, pending a discussion with Jerry Jones.
Jason Witten is planning to retire after 15 years to join ESPN's new Monday Night Football broadcast team as a lead analyst but will meet today with owner Jerry Jones before making his decision final, per sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 27, 2018
Mort notes that Witten is headed for the Monday Night Football booth. This comes just one year after Witten’s compadre Tony Romo retired to join CBS. Two peas in a pod, as they say.
Jason Witten has played 15 magnificent seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and only ever missed one game. He’s set countless records and provided plays that we’ll never forget. He will one day wear a gold jacket and have a bronze bust in the NFL’s most storied fraternity.
As Witten is planning on retiring, and if it happens, then tight end becomes a need for the Cowboys. They have Rico Gathers, Blake Jarwin, and Geoff Swaim on the roster, and they’ll likely address the position to a legitimate degree throughout the rest of the draft.
If you are indeed gone, thank you for everything, Jason Witten. Words aren’t enough.