Former Tennessee standout Jason Witten retiring from NFL again
Jason Witten has reportedly decided to hang it up again.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reported Wednesday that the former Tennessee standout informed ESPN of his plans. Witten’s contract with the Las Vegas Raiders expires in March. He will then sign a one-day contract to retire as a Dallas Cowboy.
The former Tennessee standout spent all but one year of his 17-season pro career in Dallas. The Cowboys selected Witten in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft with the No. 69 overall pick. He played 15 seasons in Dallas (2003-17) before his initial retirement after the 2017 season.
Witten was the lead analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts for the 2018 season. In early 2019, he announced he was leaving that position to sign a one-year deal to return to the Cowboys. In March 2020, he signed with the Raiders.
Witten ends his NFL career – presumably, this time, for good – with 1,228 catches, 13,046 yards and 74 touchdowns over 271 games played, including 252 starts.
Vols fans everywhere will be interested in following what Witten does next now that he is retiring from the NFL.