The New York Giants recently hired Jason Garrett as their new offensive coordinator and he could be bringing a familiar face with him. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jason Witten could reunite with Garrett in New York.
With no on-field coaching spot on Mike McCarthy's @dallascowboys staff, sources say Jason Witten hasn't ruled out playing in '20, and not to rule out reunion w new @Giants OC Jason Garrett. Of Witten's 16 games, his most productive game was vs. Giants.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 19, 2020
Before the 2019 season, Witten chose to come out of retirement to return to the Dallas Cowboys. In his one year in retirement, Witten spent his time as a member in the booth of ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Despite being 37-years-old, the veteran tight was able to put together a decent season in 2019. In his 16th season in the NFL, Witten corraled 63 passes for 529 yards and four touchdowns.
Over his entire career, Witten has accumulated 1,215 receptions, 12,977 yards, and 72 touchdowns to go along with sold games against the Giants. Therefore, he has nothing else to prove anyone that he's a future Hall-of-Famer in the NFL.
With the Cowboys overhauling their coaching staff, Witten is undecided on if he is going to play in 2020. Additionally, there aren't any vacancies on Mike McCarthy's staff for Witten if he chooses to begin a coaching career with the Giants or elsewhere.
At the same time, Garrett joined the Giants as the team's offensive coordinator and has room for Witten on his staff. But if Witten decides to play for his 17th season in the NFL, he could see himself on a team that isn't the Cowboys for the first time in his career.
Without a doubt, Garrett would likely be open to bringing in Witten to help coach the tight ends with the Giants. However, if Witten wants to continue strapping on a helmet, it remains to be seen if Garrett has enough power to lure the longtime tight end.