- Jason Witten retired subsequent the 2017 season but then manufactured a comeback right after a person yr off at the behest of Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones.
- His MNF gig was not heading properly, so it’s possible coming back to football served as a retirement reboot, a way to regain his great name right before retiring yet again.
- He not long ago stated he would like to get into coaching at the NFL level when he retires subsequent.
Jason Witten did not need the money when he decided to appear out of retirement. He experienced a great career in the MNF booth for ESPN. His performance was commonly panned, but at least he wasn’t obtaining strike by linebackers anymore.
From the exterior looking in, daily life appeared to be great. So, why did he appear back?
Evidently, he missed the activity, even now experienced the hearth, felt like he experienced anything left—blah, blah, blah. Name the cliché, and he employed it all through his un-retirement press convention (he answers the dilemma why all through the initial few of minutes):
Did we assume him to say for the reason that the MNF gig wasn’t performing out, and he required a retirement reset? Of training course, not—but that is what he is obtaining. He may perhaps or may perhaps not retire yet again as soon as the season ends, but we do know what he would like to do subsequent.
He would like to coach—in the NFL.
Witten did not say he desired to be a head coach appropriate off the bat. He did not specify any ability or staff. He just reported that he would like to coach in the NFL like numerous gamers have right before him and will right after him.
So—how are we making the leap to Witten heading from limited conclusion to head coach?
When No Response Provides The Incorrect Response
Speculation ran rampant previously in the week right after Witten was questioned a dilemma he did not want to respond to all through a press convention. It wasn’t just about anything mad, unprofessional, or inappropriate—just whether he would be intrigued in getting the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys someday.
No a person reported tomorrow, subsequent season, or at any time soon. The reporter just questioned if he was interested—and fairly than respond to the dilemma, he walked out.
Hmmm…now why on Earth would he do that?
Why not just say anything like, “Sure, someday down the road, it’s possible.” He experienced just completed talking about obtaining into coaching in the NFL and what a great career coaching the Cowboys would be. He experienced to know the dilemma was coming.
So, why not respond to it? Possibly he has currently experienced people talks with Jerry Jones?
But Would Jerry Jones Do A thing That Crazy?
Possibly part of Jason Witten’s learn program was to prove he’s faithful to Jones. With how Jones values loyalty, he may perhaps be mad sufficient to employ the service of Witten as the subsequent head coach. Right after all, Jones did employ the service of two previous backup quarterbacks in the very last few of years as coaches (Kellen Moore and Jon Kitna).
But to make the leap from limited conclusion to head coach? Even Jones isn’t that mad. Right?
Then yet again, Jones drafted Quincy Carter, he traded for Drew Henson, Joey Galloway, and Roy Williams, chased Jimmy Johnson out the doorway, and has refused to hearth a tragically mediocre Jason Garrett.
Jones has manufactured a name for himself by making some of the most absurd and absurd personnel moves in sports. So why not incorporate elevating his limited conclusion to head coach to the listing?
This report was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.
Final modified: December 28, 2019 13:33 UTC