Hall of Famer
- Feb 16, 2006
The best tribute I can think to the best all around tight end to play the game(sorry Tony Gonzalez)....
Jason Witten was the Wes Welker/Jordy Nelson of his position, ending the 20 year drought of White tight ends without a thousand yards receiving and playing long enough to see Whites subsequently dominate the upper tier of NFL TEs. That domination should be the same at WR, but I didn't think it would be allowed to happen at tight end, which shows the great White talent at the position along with the ever-diminishing black talent pool.
Witten always conducted himself admirably on and off the field, I'm sure he'll do well as a TV analyst but it's a shame to see his career end. He's the best all-around tight end in NFL history, given his ability to both catch and block combined with his Iron Man durability and all-time receiving statistics.