Jason Garrett Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Footballer, Coach, and Net Worth

Jason Garrett is an American Analyst/Football player/Coach/Broadcaster who previously served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jason Garrett Profile

Jason Garrett is an American Analyst/Football player/Coach/Broadcaster who previously served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for the 2010s between 2010 and 2019. Asides from his football career, he joined Tony Dungy on NBC Sunday Night Football from the month of September. 

Jason Garrett Age

Garrett was born on March 28, 1966, in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States. He is therefore 56 years old as of 2022.

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Jason Garrett Height/How tall is Jason Garrett?

Garrett stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 Meters) tall.

Jason Garrett Family

Garrett was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States to his loving and caring parents, Jim Garrett, father, and an unknown mother. His father was serving as an assistant coach for the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and Cleveland Browns. Asides from this, he has served as the head coach of the Houston Texans of the World Football League and at Columbia University. Between the years 1987 and 2004, Jim was serving as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys.

He was raised alongside his brother John and Judd who also played in the World League of American Football. Judd made the second team All-World League in the year 1991 after leading the league in catches. Asides from this, he was the head coach of the Lafayette College football team until 2021 when he was fired and his younger brother Judd works in the Dallas Cowboys front office after being let go as tight ends coach for the St. Louis Rams. After playing for the London Monarchs, he is the only one of the Garretts who played in the WLAF to have a World Bow ring. His other brother, Jim Garrett III is a teacher and former football coach.

Jason Garrett Wife

Garrett is married to his wife, Brill Alridge Garrett who happens to be a proud graduate of Harvard Law School where she obtained a Degree in Law. She is also a proud graduate of Princeton University where the duo first met. At the time, they were taking the geology lecture class three times a week. Asides from this, they had a lab class together once a week on Thursday from one to 4 PM. The couple dated for a few years before they tied the knot in the year 1994.

During an interview with The Landline News, she talked about football, faith, and the importance of using one’s influence to give back. Brill works as a literacy advocate. Jason manages to keep information regarding whether or not they have any children at the moment away from the public. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Jason Garrett Salary

Garrett earns an annual salary of about $ 6 million from his career as an analyst for NBC News.

Jason Garrett’s Net Worth

Garrett has an estimated net worth of around $18 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Analyst/Football player/Coach/Broadcaster.

Jason Garrett Education

Garrett attended kindergarten till his second grade at the Holy Cross School in Rumson, New Jersey. Later on, he went to prep school at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. There, he was a letterman in football, baseball, and basketball. When he was a senior, he won All-League honors as a quarterback and safety. Later on, in the year 1984, he graduated from University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio.

Jason Garrett Career|NBC News

Garrett happens to be a former American football player and coach and is currently a broadcast at NBC News. Prior to taking her role as a coach, he was a college football quarterback at Princeton University and played quarterback in the National Football League(NFL) for the Cowboys. Then he was privileged to win about three Super Bowls as the backup quarterback for Troy Aikman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Giants.

Back in the year 2022, he became a sports broadcaster and serves as a football analyst at NBC Sports. There, he serves as the commentator for their coverage of the USFL and Notre Dame football. This is in addition to serving as an analyst for their NFL pregame show Football Night in America.

The 12th of April 2022 saw him announce that he would be an analyst for NBC Sports broadcasts of the United States Football League. Later on, on the 14th of August, an announcement was made that he has joined Jac Collinsworth as part of Notre Dame Football on NBC. Asides from this, he joined Tony Dungy on NBC Sunday Night Football from the month of September.

Jason Garrett College Career

Garrett was accepted at Princeton University and he began his quarterback career on the freshman team, registering 64 completions on 116 attempts for 996 yards. Later on, he transferred to Columbia University when his father Jim became the head coach in the year 1985.

After his father’s resignation after Columbia’s – 10 1985 season, he and his brothers(Judd and John) transferred to Princeton. However, none of them played varsity in 1986 for different reasons. At the time, Jason was an ineligible transfer.

Jason sat out the 1986 season because of the transfer rules while focusing on running the scout team which included his brothers. The following year, when he was a junior, he was named the starting quarterback. He, however, piloted Princeton to a win against his former team, Columbia( a loss that gave Columbia the Division he records for straight losses at the age of 35).

Asides from this, Jason was involved in a losing effort against them as a senior, snapping Columbia’s by-then 44-game losing streak. At the time, he received the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Player of the Year. He went on to earn a Degree in History with a senior thesis on “The Revolt of the Black Athlete as Initiated by Harry Edwards.

Jason finished his college career completing 366 of 550 passes(66.5%) for 4,274 yards and 20 touchdowns. During this time, he was ranked in the categories: lowest pass interception percentage(1.8% – school record) having a total of offense( 4,555- second in school history).

Asides from this, he had a total yards offense in a season(2,485 – third in school history), and most passing yards (4,274 – second in school history). His most passing yards in a season for him (2,217 – fourth in school history whereas most completions (366- second in school history), most completions is a season(204- third in school history).

Garret’s most touchdown passes( 20 – tied for fourth). He also continues to hold the Ivy League career record for completion percentage with 66.5%(366/550) and his 1988 percentage of 68.2%(204/299) which stood as the league record until 2000. This was when Hoffman Gavin posted a 70.5 % mark.

Where is Jason Garrett now?/What is Jason Garrett doing now?

Garrett serves as an analyst for NBC News where he worked alongside Tony Dungy. He has been working with the NBC Sunday Night Football team since the month of September 2022.

Jason Garrett New Orleans Saints

Garrett was previously signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints after the 1989 NFL Draft and was eventually signed to the practice squad. The 3rd of September 1990 saw him waived by the Saints and spend most of the year working as a coaching assistant for Princeton.

Back in the year 1991, he started as quarterback for the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football. He, however, suffered a separated right shoulder in the season opener. Later on, he returned o start the sixth and seventh games but was passed on the depth chat by Mike Johnson.

Jason Garrett Ottawa Rough Riders

The 4th of June 1991 saw him being signed by the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League and released in the month of August.

Jason Garrett Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 15th of March 2004 saw him being signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was cut on the 31st of August. However, on the 13th of October, he was re-signed. Later on, after being declared inactive in week 6, and week 7, he was released on the 6th of November. The 24th of November saw him being signed as a free agent by the Miami Dolphins and was declared inactive for the last six games of the season.

Jason Garrett Coaching Career

Garrett New York Giants

Back in the year 2000, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants to back up Kerry Collins. The 27th of February 2002 saw him being released for salary cap reasons and being re-signed on the 24th of July. Later on, he would be declared inactive in 16 games, after being passed on the depth chart by Jesse Palmer who was named the backup quarterback. The year 2003 saw him being declared inactive in 11 games as the third-string quarterback.

The 17th of January 2020 saw him being hired by the New York Giants as their offensive coordinator under new head coach Joe Judge. Asides from this, he posted positive for COVID-19 in the month of December 2020 and missed the team’s week 15 game in 2020 against the Cleveland Browns. Asides from this, he was fired from the Giants on the 23rd of November 2021.

Later on, after getting fired by the Giants, he was rumored to be the frontrunner for the Duke University football head coaching job in order to replace long-time head coach David Cutcliffe. A few days later, he hired Mike Elko as their head coach.

Jason Miami Dolphins

Previously, he has also been an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Cowboys and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins. This was after retiring from the team as a player. He went on to become the quarterbacks’ coach for the Miami Dolphins for the 2005 season under head coach Nick Saban.

Garrett Dallas Cowboys

Jason was signed as a free agent in the year 1992 with the support of his father and who was part of the Dallas Cowboys scouting department. Later on, on the 31st of August, he was released and signed to the team’s practice squad. Back in the year 1993, his preseason performances allowed him to make the team as the third-string quarterback behind Troy Aikman and Hugh Millen. Later on, he eventually passed Millen on the depth chart.

The highlight of his career occurred in the year 1994 Thanksgiving Day game when he began in place of backup quarterback Rodney Peete. Peete was out with a sprained thumb which he suffered in a win against the Washington Redskins.

Jason led the Cowboys over the Green Bay Packers by completing 15 of 26 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns in the second half for a comeback win of 42-31. This earned him NFC Offensive Player of The Week honors. This game was named the fourth-best moment in the history of Texas Stadium by ESPN in 2008.

Back in the year 1998, he was promoted to the backup position and in the second against the Denver Broncos. This was after Aikman suffered a broken clavicle. He then came in to finish the 23 – 42 loss. Garett would go on to start the next five games and contribute to a 3-2 mark for a team that would go on to win the NFC East division by one game over Arizona Cardinals.

Back in the year 1999, he began two games for a 1–1 record. Then, he was part of the 1993 and 1995 Super Bowl-winning teams. During the eight seasons with the Cowboys, he played in 39 games and completed 165 of 294 passes(56.1%) for 2,042 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboy Coaching

Offensive coordinator

The month of January 2007 saw him being hired by the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive coordinator. Then, he guided the Cowboys to the second-best offense in the NFL. This made him an attractive head coaching prospect. Later on, in the year 2008, his salary was increased to nearly $3 million.

This is the highest salary for an assistant coach in the NFL at the time. Asides from this, he was a finalist for the St. Louis Rams head coaching position to replace Jim Haslett, the interim head coach. This job, however, ultimately went to Steve Spagnuolo.

Head coach

The 8th of November 2010 saw Garrett being named as interim coach of the Cowboys after fourth-year head coach Wade Phillips was fired after the Cowboys began the 2010 season with a 1-7 record. The 14th of November saw him win his first game as head coach. Then, he beat the favored New York Giants by a score of 33-20 at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Back on the 13th of January 2015, Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, and Garrett agreed on a contract that kept Garrett in Dallas for about five more years and paid him about $30 million. Then, the cowboys entered the 2015 season with great expectations but starting quarterback Tony Romo played in only four games after suffering two fractures in his left collarbone, and they finished with a 4-12 mark.

The 5th of January 2020 saw Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announce that the Cowboys would not renew Garrett’s contract which had expired at the conclusion of the 2019 season. He finished his Cowboys tenure with an 85-67 record. Jason was 2-3 in the playoffs, never advancing past the divisional round. Asides from this, he had the second-longest tenure of being the Cowboy’s head coach after Tom Landry.

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