Jon Kitna was signed this week to serve as the backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. With Tony Romo likely out for Sunday’s season finale against the Detroit Lions the Cowboys needed someone behind Kyle Orton.
While Kitna will collect $53,000 for his week of work with the Cowboys, he will not keep any of his salary donating it instead. Kitna will turn over the money to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WS where he has been teaching math and coaching the football team.
When Kitna heard about Tony Romo’s back injury he sent a text to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. A phone conversation soon followed.
“I told Jason if he wants me or somebody to come in and call a play and be able to pull a play off if a bad situation happened, I would be willing to do that,” Kitna said, via Dallas Morning News.
Kitna appeared in 10 games for the Cowboys in 2010 making nine starts for an injured Romo who was out with a broken collarbone. Kitna last played in 2011.