Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten

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Report: ESPN Offering Witten At Least $4 Million For 'MNF' Gig

April 30, 2018 - 5:07 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - While Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten continues to mull over his future with the team, a couple of new reports have since come out about what he is possibly deciding between.

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, ESPN is offering Witten a substantial raise from his salary with the Cowboys to be the color analyst on Monday Night Football. 

Moore reports that Witten is being offered between $4-4.5 million to join the Monday Night booth. 

Witten's current contract would pay him a base salary of $1.05 million for 2018 with up to $750k in per-game roster bonuses. 

In another report, Chris Mortensen of ESPN says that another network has made a last-minute push to get Witten to join them instead.

The word of Witten's retirement started two weeks ago when 105.3 The Fan's Ben Rogers said another Cowboys bombshell story was about to drop. 

On Friday, April 27, Mortensen reported that Witten was indeed retiring. 

A source told The Fan's Mike Fisher that "it's looking like that," when asked if Witten was heading to the broadcast booth. 

At the introductory press conference for Leighton Vander Esch later that afternoon, Jerry Jones said Witten had yet to make a decision on his future.

"I've talked to Jason several times this week. I met with him just a few hours ago and we've had great discussions. I'll keep the details of those discussions private forever," Jones said at Leighton Vander Esch's introductory press conference. "He has some things to think about and discuss with his family from a professional perspective. He also told me those things are going to require a few more days of consideration ... at least through the weekend. He hasn't made any decisions that are definite at this time. We will have no announcement today as it pertains to Jason Witten's future."

Mortensen reported Sunday that Witten is expected to make a decision on his future by Wednesday.