Jot Kitna is spending his winter vacation away from teaching math in Tacoma, Washington at Lincoln High School to be a backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. The 41-year old quarterback, last with the Cowboys in 2011, has told the Dallas Morning News he intends to donate the money he is earning this week to the high school.
Kitna is set to earn about $55,000 for this week and is putting it all back into the high school. He was predominately brought in to run the scout team as he is familiar with the offense from his time with the Cowboys as Tony Romo’s backup. The Cowboys are still not conceding that Romo’s back injury will end his year and hoping the treatments he is receiving, including epidural injections will make it so the pain is bearable enough where he could conceivably play.
In the meantime, Kyle Orton is set to go this week in the division deciding game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football with Kitna as his backup. Should Kitna be forced into action, something went horribly wrong, but he has apparently stayed in shape and knows the offense.