As we continue to gradually hand out the non-hardware hardware from the season that was (hey, if there’s a lockout we need to be ready to milk this cow), we make our way to the tight end position.
The finalists for the PFT Heroes award given to top tight end were Marcedes Lewis of the Jaguars, Antonio Gates of the Chargers, Tony Gonzalez of the Falcons, Vernon Davis of the 49ers, Zach Miller of the Raiders, and Jason Witten of the Cowboys.
Nearly 24 percent of the PFT Planet vote went for Witten, and we’ve got no reason to disagree.
Witten, a Pro Bowl starter and the 2010 AP All-Pro, continues to play at an elite level. In eight years, he has played in all but one game. In 2010, he scored a career-high nine touchdowns, with 94 catches and more than 1,000 yards.
His production remained high even though quarterback Tony Romo missed much of the year with a broken collarbone, forcing veteran Jon Kitna into the fray.
So while the Cowboys failed miserably to achieve their expectations, Witten still played in a manner that we’ve all come to expect. Along the way, he’s gradually putting together a resume that could result in a post in Canton, someday.