Jason Witten did not waste any time deciding what he’ll do post-retirement. The 38-year-old will signal a one-day contract with the Dallas Cowboys when his one-year contract formally expires with the Las Vegas Raiders in March, ending his illustrious NFL profession for a second time in three years. It appears to be like like this time, nonetheless, it’s going to stick, with Witten noting how he “gave it his all” and now having accepted a task to hitch the teaching ranks — at the highschool degree.
Witten has accepted the function of head coach for Liberty Christian College, they introduced on Monday, taking the reins the place his kids attend faculty.
It should permit Witten to stay in Dallas — the varsity is situated in Argyle, Texas, minutes northwest of downtown — in a transfer that dismisses hypothesis linking him to his beloved College of Tennessee. And his path thus far was a little bit of a winding street, and one which included a cease within the broadcast sales space (one thing he admitted “sucked”), so it stands to purpose he would not look to revisit that avenue or something related following his second retirement. Witten famous one yr in the past the choice on his future can be “fast”, however was as an alternative something however.
After discussions with the Cowboys and incoming head coach Mike McCarthy, it was decided there was no roster match for him in Dallas, which led to him signing a one-year, $4.25 million cope with the Raiders.
Witten left the Cowboys because the franchise’s all-time chief in receiving yards (12,977) and though he was unable to tie Dez Bryant’s all-time receiving landing mark, Witten’s depend of 72 remains to be ok for second and will not be matched for a really very long time. And he’ll now take his legendary soccer IQ to the highschool ranks, nevertheless it appears a foregone conclusion that is only the start of his new chapter.