Jason Witten Set To Retire, Join Monday Night Football As Announcer
Eleven time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten will retire from football and join the Monday Night Football announce team, according to ESPN.
Witten, 35, played all 15 seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys.
ESPN's former color commentator on Monday Night Football, their most expensive property, was Jon Gruden, who left the post to take the head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders. Play by play man Sean McDonough will not return to the MNF booth either in 2018.
It is unknown who will join Witten in the booth.
Witten's close friend and former teammate Tony Romo went through a recent experience last year.
Romo, a former Cowboys starting quarterback who lost his job to Dak Prescott, retired when offered a position as top color commentator for NFL games with CBS.
Witten will likely get another call in coming years from the NFL Hall of Fame. He ends his standout career with 1,152 receptions, 4th most in league history.