The Cowboys let Witten walk to the Las Vegas Raiders as the team was ready to turn a new page with Jarwin. Jarwin has agreed to a three-year extension with the franchise. The deal is reportedly worth $9.25 million guaranteed and up to $24.25 million.
Instead, the chapter of Jarwin will have to be on pause as Jarwin is out for the season with a torn ACL.
“Cowboys VP Stephen Jones confirms on @1053thefan TE Blake Jarwin has a torn right ACL,” said Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Gehlken. “He’ll undergo reconstructive surgery. Out for the rest of the season. He played only 25 snaps.”
Jarwin was expected to serve a role at tight end this season now that Witten was gone.
Over the past two years, he caught 58 passes for 672 yards and three touchdowns. When the ball was thrown his way, he caught the ball 75.3% of the time for 11.6 yards per reception. Those were pretty solid numbers for a player that has been a backup for most of his career.
After extended, former quarterback’s coach Jon Kitna compared Jarwin to two of the best tight ends in the NFL.
“Truly, with him, the sky’s the limit,” via The Athletic’s Saad Yousuf. “I look at him in the same category — I don’t think he’s there yet, but I think he has a chance to be — Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce.”
Expectations were going to be limited for Jarwin as he entered the season as a starter for the first time. Plus, the team has Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, both who finished with over 1,000 yards receiving, and CeeDee Lamb, who is considered one of the best young prospects in the game.
Now, Jarwin will have to go to rehab and hope that 2021 is his year.