If we were to ask the common NFL fan about Jason Witten’s performance since joining the Monday Night Football broadcasting crew, it wouldn’t necessarily be too positive.
Less than a full year after retiring from the NFL, the future Hall of Fame tight end continues to put his foot in his mouth at every turn in the booth.
Monday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks was no different.
Jason Witten spent the entire Vikings first series talking about establishing the run to quiet the crowd then just said you "can't get bogged down trying to establish the run."
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 11, 2018
Needless to say, Twitter was full of reactions after Witten’s painful early-game performance in Seattle.
I think I’d rather listen to Nickleback than Jason Witten call a football game.
— Aaron LeKidd 🦅🤘🏻 (@EastKoastKidd) December 11, 2018
When your team is on MNF but you have to listen to Jason Witten be awkward for 3.5 hours pic.twitter.com/xv9j3FXzra
— Reggie 🏁 (@1017reggie) December 11, 2018
I’m so glad jason witten explained that our #Vikes success relies on taking the crowd out of the game. And to do that by getting first downs and moving the chains. Thank you Jason, A+ analysis there
— Max Hersman〽 (@HersyistheSitch) December 11, 2018
Jason Witten needs to be in a career where he isn’t talking in front of millions of people
— L. Brander Lorentz (@LorentzLukas) December 11, 2018
Can Jason Witten name all 11 starters on either team?
— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) December 11, 2018
Jason Witten is below average, and Joe Tessitore is also below average. But together, as a team? They’re below average.
— Scotty Simpson (@portrayme) December 11, 2018
Happy Holidays from Jason Witten and Joe Tessitore 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/X8j7yY1qi0
— Mostly Football (@MostlyFBShow) December 11, 2018
Yeah, maybe Witten should in fact return to playing. Just some food for thought.