After three years as the Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback and 16 seasons in the NFL, Jon Kitna retired to become a teacher and a football coach. He leaves the game with no regrets, he says, and as a fan on the man he backed up these past three years, starter Tony Romo.
“I have no regrets,” Kitna said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Sixteen years, I can’t believe it. I was trying to get one year. I played 16. It’s been a blessing. It lasted longer than I thought it would.”
As for the team he’s leaving, Kitna believes the franchise is in good hands with Romo at the helm.
“Tony had a phenomenal year,” Kitna said. “He had the best year since I have been here. Everybody who knows the game would say it was the best of his career and he has had a lot of good ones. He’s continued to get better every year. He is the right guy for the job.”
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