REPORT: ESPN Offering Jason Witten More Than Twice What He’d Make If He Plays
Just before the NFL draft, there were many reports that Jason Witten was calling it a career and headed to the booth, just like his former QB Tony Romo.
The Dallas Cowboys certainly don’t want to lose him as head coach Jason Garrett is working to persuade Witten to stay with the team. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also indicated that he’d like to keep Witten around.
Well, ESPN wants him more and they’re offering him more money to get in the booth and not risk injury and it’s more than twice of what he make from the Cowboys.
David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports the multi-year offer from ESPN would pay Witten in the neighborhood of $4 to $4.5 million a year.
If Witten decided to step on the field, however, he’ll earn a base salary of $1.05 million and up to $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses.