As we mentioned in this blog earlier this week, Jason Witten is only six catches away from overtaking Tony Gonzalez for the NFL record for catches by a tight end in a single season. Even Witten himself will admit that that’s pretty remarkable, considering how his year began.
Witten had six drops in the team’s first three games as he recovered from a lacerated spleen suffered in the preseason matchup with the Raiders. Since then, he’s been his old, reliable self, and the numbers reflect it.
"I always felt good, kept my confidence up, but it was a pretty humbling experience there for a few games, that stretch where I felt like nothing could go right," Witten said, per ESPN Dallas. "Just had to stay the course and be mentally strong and tough enough to block that out and move on. You know what you've done in the past and what got you to this point, but, yeah, it's probably more special because of how it started out for me."
Going into the Saints game, Witten has 97 catches on the season.
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