Jason Witten is planning to retire after 15 years in the NFL, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, to join ESPN’s new Monday Night Football broadcast team as a lead analyst.
However, he will be meeting with team owner Jerry Jones on Friday before making his decision final, per Mortensen. Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the team was not expecting Witten to retire.
Bleacher Report’s Marcus Mosher questioned whether Witten’s lack of explosiveness was hurting the offense as a whole:
Witten is averaging just nine yards per reception this season. That’s down nearly a full yard from 2016 and Cheap Basketball Jerseys nearly two full yards from his career average of 10.8. Teams are playing more man-to-man coverage against Dallas and daring Witten to beat them. At this point in his career, it’s just not something he can do consistently.
Anderson has 76 career NFL appearances under his belt, but the Panthers can’t be blamed for exploring other backstops as he nears his 35th birthday. The veteran made a name for Cheap Discount Jerseys himself in 2007 when he led the Browns to a 10-5 record in his 15 starts, but he has not seen consistent action since his 2010 campaign with the Cardinals. For the last seven years, he has serve as Newton’s understudy.
Man, he would have enjoyed all of that so much and I think he gets his greatest enjoyment by seeing how the city reacts to those kinds of things, and so he’ll be missed.
While Benson won’t be present, the Saints will honor the longtime owner in the draft room.
We’ll have an empty chair for him and we’ll be thinking about him, for sure, Loomis said.