We have another major retirement in the National Football League as it is being reported that Dallas Cowboy Tight End Jason Witten will be retiring and joining the ESPN broadcast team.
Drafted in the 3rd Round out of Tennessee in 2003, Witten would see significant playing time in his rookie year but in 2004 he would rise to Pro Bowl status with a 980 Yard season. This would be the first of many seasons where the Dallas Cowboy would be considered an elite Tight End.
From 2005 to 2010 he would be named to six more Pro Bowls, which would also include two First Team All Pro Selections. Four more Pro Bowls would follow (2012-14 & 2017). Four of his seasons would see Witten exceed over 90 Receptions and 1,000 Yards, incredible numbers for a Tight End.
Witten retires with 12,448 Receiving Yards and 1,152 Receptions, which ranks him second overall in both stats behind Tony Gonzalez for Tight Ends. It also places him twenty-first and fourth respectively among all receivers. With hi 11 Pro Bowls and statistical accumulation he has an excellent shot at entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023. He will certainly have a prime position on our Notinhalloffame.com Football list.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Jason Witten for all of the memories on the field and wish him the best at his impending career at ESPN.