We have another major retirement in the National Football League as Jason Witten has called it a career.
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 first retired after the 2017 season, and went into the broadcast booth for ESPN for their Monday Night Football package. He unretired, coming back in 2019, and joined the Las Vegas Raiders last year.
Witten retires as the all-time Cowboys leader in Receptions (1,215) and Receiving Yards (12,977). and he retires with 13,046 Yards and 74 Touchdowns in total.
With his 11 Pro Bowls and statistical accumulation he has an excellent shot at entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2026. He will certainly have a prime position on our Notinhalloffame.com Football list. In our 2020 pre-season rank of active players and their Hall of Fame credentials, Witten was placed #9 overall and #2 in Tight Ends behind Rob Gronkowski.
We will be creating his Notinhalloffame.com profile shortly in the 2026 section.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Jason Witten for all of the memories on the field and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.