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Witten Hangs Up the Mic

Witten Hangs Up the Mic

By The Horn Contributor Max Playle 

Former Monday Night Football announcer Jason Witten has decided to hang up the microphone after one season in the booth. Witten signed a four-year deal with ESPN in May of 2018 but has decided to forgo the next three years of his broadcasting obligations to return to football.  

The Dallas Cowboys announced that Witten would be returning to the Dallas Cowboys for what will be his 16th season with the team after signing a one year deal worth $3.5 million with a max of $5 million including roster bonuses and incentives. 

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement. “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it. I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.”

ESPN is supportive of Witten’s decision and issued their own statement on the matter: 

“We thank Jason for his many contributions to Monday Night Football and to ESPN over the past year and wish him continued success. We have seen many former coaches and players go into broadcasting before eventually returning to the game they love, so we understand Jason’s desire to return to the Dallas Cowboys. In the coming weeks we will determine our MNF plans for the 2019 season.”

Witten’s skill and poise in the booth will be missed in the upcoming NFL season but we’d like to pay tribute to all of his great moments in the booth this past season:

Wait, Scratch that…. this is how we prefer to remember Jason Witten:

Maxwell Playle

February 28th, 2019

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