Chris Mortensen reported earlier today that Cowboys TE Jason Witten plans to retire and join the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. The soon-to-turn 37-year-old has played his entire 15-year career with the Dallas Cowboys since they drafted him in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He will retire with career totals of 1,152 receptions, 12,448 yards, and 68 touchdowns.
From a fantasy perspective, Witten brought unparalleled consistency to the tight end position, finishing in the top 11 in PPR formats in 14 straight seasons. That run included seven finishes in the top five. Losing Witten is another blow to Dak Prescott, whose value took a hit when Dez Bryant was cut. Next up on the depth chart are Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin, and Rico Gathers.