Social media reaction to Jason Witten retiring after 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys
Witten played 15 seasons in the NFL all with the Dallas Cowboys. He played through a broken jaw in 2003. He played through a lacerated spleen in 2012. He played through countless hard hits to the body that could’ve knocked some of the toughest players out.
And who could forget 2007 when almost scored a touchdown against the Eagles without a helmet.
That is the Jason Witten, Cowboys fans and teammates will remember. A leader, a legend and future Hall of Famer.
Once the announcement became official, the social-sphere ignited with many current players, legends and fans sharing their support to the tight end.
Jason, you have set the example for what it takes to be a true man and pro. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me and for the game. Truly honored to have had the opportunity to play with you. Love you Witt Witt! The 🐐 forever #ClearEyeView @JasonWitten pic.twitter.com/dL9hd5fM8N
— Jaylon Smith (@thejaylonsmith) May 3, 2018
Legends included former VP of Dallas Cowboys player personal, Gil Brandt, former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, Wade Phillips and former teammate and future Hall of Famer, DeMarcus Ware.
.@JasonWitten had one stipulation when he was being recruited out of HS: he wanted to play DE, not TE. After an injury at @Vol_Football, Phil Fulmer asked Jason if he'd play TE. Forever a team player, he said yes. The rest is history. Congrats, Jason, on a great career.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) May 3, 2018
What a tremendous HOF career Witt! A true roll model. Congrats and good luck in your next one.
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) May 3, 2018
Witt, Mr. Dependable. Thank you for taking me under your wing as a rookie and showing me the way. For helping fight the battles on and off the field, I appreciate you. This next chapter of life will be even better if you can imagine that 🙂. Cheers #CowboysNation pic.twitter.com/8H6FfYnlUB
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) May 3, 2018
Former and current players from around the league chimed in.
Congratulations @JasonWitten on an incredible career. It was an honor to compete against you and to call you a friend! Much success to you and your family!
— John Lynch (@JohnLynch49ers) May 3, 2018
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) May 3, 2018
What an incredible career brother. As a fellow 3rd rounder, you inspired me to be great; on and off the field. Best of luck in the booth. See you Week 6 on MNF! @JasonWitten pic.twitter.com/GcOzfnLTSF
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) May 3, 2018
Man I’m so blessed to have played with Big Witt @JasonWitten I can’t even explain. I can go on and on and on.
— lance dunbar (@Dunbar_CDB5) May 3, 2018
Support from came from all over the DFW Metroplex.
Witten’s determination and leadership throughout his 15 seasons will forever live on in Cowboys history for generations to come.
Thank you, Jason. Enjoy retirement. pic.twitter.com/gWBblqC4RQ
— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) May 3, 2018
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) May 3, 2018
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 3, 2018
They simply don’t come any better than @JasonWitten. Period the end.
— Emily Jones (@EmilyJonesMcCoy) May 3, 2018
Hey young athletes….do it like @JasonWitten.
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) April 27, 2018
There is no room that is better when @JasonWitten leaves it.
— Brad Sham (@Boys_Vox) May 3, 2018
And most importantly, the fans. Jason Witten credited the support of #CowboysNation as a main reason he was able to play through so many injuries and kept him motivated for so many years.
We will miss you 82 💔 @JasonWitten
— JJS (@justinjoshuasal) May 3, 2018
— Kevin Randall Narro (@Narro88) May 3, 2018
Sad day for Cowboys Nation. Thank you @JasonWitten for all the years, all the memories, and always representing the Star with class. Love you #82!
— I LOVE MY QB 09 (@28sydney) May 3, 2018
can't believe the goat has officially retired from the ✭💔 @JasonWitten
— devyn demott (@devyn_demott) May 3, 2018
Thank you, Jason Witten. Enjoy Retirement.