Despite not playing an official snap in nearly a decade, Terrell Owens believes he is still a valuable asset for at least one NFL team.
In what seems like a never-ending saga, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens took to Twitter earlier this week to once again emphasize that he is ready and looking to return to professional football.
In typical T.O fashion, the controversial figure resurfaced discussions of a potential comeback after receiving a simple “Great Job” message on Twitter from San Francisco 49ers general manager, John Lynch:
Though the conversation started due to Owens recent work with the Alzheimer’s Association, T.O. had no problem using the opportunity to inform Lynch he may, in fact, be the missing piece in the Niners’ offense this upcoming year.
Statistically, there’s no questioning Owens intangibles. At the moment, he ranks second all-time in yards with 15,934 and third in touchdowns with 153. Furthermore, the last season T.O. played in the NFL was rather productive as he caught 72 passes and finished just 13 yards shy of 1,000 for the campaign. The problem? He’s 44 years old.
Even with solid numbers, the drama-filled Owens hasn’t even attended a training camp since his 2012 debacle with the Seattle Seahawks.
At this point, everyone except Owens himself seemingly agrees that his on-field output is not worth the locker room hassle.
Though it is possible T.O. has matured with age, his recent disastrous stint on MTV’s series, “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros,” suggests otherwise. In short, Owens quit on his charity a mere few episodes in after getting into a disagreement with a fellow cast member.
If Owens couldn’t handle a room full of MTV figures, could he actually control himself in an NFL locker-room filled with a wider array of egos and stars? Highly unlikely.
Overall, its fair to say Owens will not be the first individual to play in an NFL game after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.