Former Dallas Cowboys and current Las Vegas Raider Jason Witten has decided to call it a career. The Former All-Pro ends his Hall of Fame career as one of the most prolific Tight End’s in NFL History.
Witten intends to sign a one day contract so that he can retire as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. I hope vice president Stephen Jones doesn’t complain too much about cap space flexibility with this ceremonial signing.
Witten was truly a leading man on and off the field and is widely regarded as a Hall of Famer. He currently ranks fourth in all-time receptions with 1,228 catches and only trails Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald, and Tony Gonzalez in that category.
For those of you who don’t realize how great he was, he caught more passes than Randy Moss and Terrell Owens.
He is also the Dallas Cowboys all time leader in yards (12,977) and second in touchdowns (72). His 11 trips to the Pro Bowl also ties the Cowboys club record with Bob Lily for most all time in Franchise history.
Tony Gonzales is the only tight end with more reception and receiving yards than Witten. Now the question that will be asked is Witten a first ballot Hall of Famer?
That in my opinion is not even a debate but he does end up with a nice career that’s only omission is the lack of a Super Bowl Victory (or appearance).
A tip of the hat goes off to Witten and the NFL has just lost an NFL great. Thanks for all the great memories Witt!