The Web’s Most Searched Questions, Answered – Jason Witten
We researched the top 5 web-searched questions about some of your favorite Dallas Cowboys and took the liberty of answering them for you.
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Is Jason Witten… Retiring
Nuh uh. In an interview with Todd Archer at ESPN post 2017 season, Witten said, “I’m coming back. I love playing this game too much and I know that I can play it at a high level.”
A 2018 season return will give Witten more service time with the Cowboys than any player in team history.Witten is already the team leader in most games played (239), most consecutive games played (235), most games started (229) and most consecutive games started (179).
Witten ended the interview by saying, “I know this: The burn is strong inside me to play at a high level and to be a part of one of these groups of guys and one of the leaders to see this thing through and go try to compete for a championship. When I wake up tomorrow, that’s where my focus will be on as I move forward. It hurts because you don’t get a whole lot more opportunities at this and I realize that, but rest assured that I’m going to do everything in my power to help us be better as we move forward. And I think it needs to be clear that it starts with yourself.”
Is Jason Witten… Married?
Yes, to Michelle Witten an emergency room nurse and they have the 4 cutest kids like ever (C.J., Cooper, Landry, and Hadley Grace). Sorry, ladies.
Is Jason Witten… Good?
😑. Seriously? Can’t believe i’m doing this, but yes. Check this out:
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- Most receptions in a single season by a tight end: 110 (achieved in 2012)
- Most receptions in a single game by a tight end: 18 (achieved October 28, 2012)
- Second most receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history (only behind Tony Gonzalez)
- 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winner
- 2015 Only the 2nd TE in history to catch 1,000 or more receptions.
- 4th in receptions in NFL history: 1,152 (as of December 31, 2017)
- Most consecutive games played by a tight end: 239 (as of conclusion of 2017 season)
- Most consecutive games started by a tight end: 229 (as of conclusion of 2017 season)
Cowboys Franchise Records
- Most career receptions: 1,152
- Most career receiving yards: 12,448
- Most receptions in a single game: 18 (Oct. 28, 2012)
- Most consecutive games played: 239 (as of Jan. 3, 2017)
- Most (consecutive) seasons with a reception, touchdown, scoring: 15 (2003-2017)
Is Jason Witten… A Hall of Famer?
No, not YET. But he already has memorabilia displayed in the hallowed hall of Canton. According to an article by SportsDay,the blue arm sleeves that Witten wore in a 2015 game against the Redskins are currently displayed. He topped 1,000 career receptions in that game.
Is Jason Witten… A Good Fantasy Player?
I’m biased, so I’d say duhhhhh. But others have different opinions. This is an excerpt I found while doing some online research:
“Witten continues to be a valuable member of the Cowboys offense. He’s just not that great of a Fantasy option any more. In 2016, his first with Dak Prescott instead of Tony Romo, Witten had 69 catches for 673 yards and three touchdowns on 95 targets. He actually finished as the No. 13 Fantasy tight end in standard leagues, and he continues to finish near the top of the tight end rankings every year (he’s been No. 13 or better for each of the past six seasons for example). But his weekly consistency is awful, as he scored five Fantasy points or less in a standard league in 12 games last year. Witten can still be a low-end starting tight end in deep PPR leagues since he has at least 64 catches and 670 yards in 13 seasons in a row, but his value is limited in standard formats since he’s now scored only three touchdowns in two years in a row and three times in his past five seasons.”
Also, this was said in July of ’17 so, take it with a grain of salt and draft away!
Credit: CBS Sports Staff @ cbssports.com