- Jason Witten retired following the 2017 season however then made a comeback after one yr off on the behest of Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones.
- His MNF gig was not going properly, so perhaps coming again to soccer served as a retirement reboot, a approach to regain his good identify earlier than retiring once more.
- He lately said he needs to get into teaching on the NFL degree when he retires subsequent.
Jason Witten didn’t want the cash when he determined to return out of retirement. He had a fantastic job within the MNF sales space for ESPN. His efficiency was extensively panned, however at the very least he wasn’t getting hit by linebackers anymore.
From the surface wanting in, life seemed to be good. So, why did he come again?
Apparently, he missed the sport, nonetheless had the hearth, felt like he had one thing left—blah, blah, blah. Identify the cliché, and he used it throughout his un-retirement press convention (he solutions the query why in the course of the first couple of minutes):
Did we anticipate him to say as a result of the MNF gig wasn’t understanding, and he wanted a retirement reset? In fact, not—however that’s what he’s getting. He might or might not retire once more as soon as the season ends, however we do know what he needs to do subsequent.
He needs to teach—in the NFL.
Witten didn’t say he needed to be a head coach proper off the bat. He didn’t specify any capability or group. He simply stated that he needs to teach within the NFL like many gamers have earlier than him and can after him.
So—how are we making the leap to Witten going from tight finish to go coach?
When No Reply Provides The Mistaken Reply
Hypothesis ran rampant earlier within the week after Witten was requested a query he didn’t need to reply throughout a press convention. It wasn’t something loopy, unprofessional, or inappropriate—simply whether or not he can be enthusiastic about being the top coach of the Dallas Cowboys sometime.
Nobody stated tomorrow, subsequent season, or anytime quickly. The reporter simply requested if he was —and fairly than reply the query, he walked out.
Hmmm…now why on Earth would he do this?
Why not simply say one thing like, “Positive, sometime down the street, perhaps.” He had simply completed speaking about moving into teaching within the NFL and what an ideal job teaching the Cowboys can be. He needed to know the query was coming.
So, why not reply it? Perhaps he has already had these talks with Jerry Jones?
However Would Jerry Jones Do One thing That Loopy?
Perhaps a part of Jason Witten’s grasp plan was to show he’s loyal to Jones. With how Jones values loyalty, he could also be loopy sufficient to rent Witten as the subsequent head coach. In any case, Jones did rent two former backup quarterbacks within the final couple of years as coaches (Kellen Moore and Jon Kitna).
However to make the leap from tight finish to go coach? Even Jones isn’t that loopy. Proper?
Then once more, Jones drafted Quincy Carter, he traded for Drew Henson, Joey Galloway, and Roy Williams, chased Jimmy Johnson out the door, and has refused to fireside a tragically mediocre Jason Garrett.
Jones has made a name for himself by making a few of the most ridiculous and absurd personnel strikes in sports activities. So why not add elevating his tight finish to go coach to the listing?
This text was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.
Final modified: December 28, 2019 thirteen:33 UTC