The question of whether or not one would play again after suffering a career-ending injury has been answered by the NFL.
Terrell Owens is regarded as an all-time great in the NFL for two reasons.
First and foremost, he is one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. Over the course of a 15-year NFL career, he had 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards and 153 receiving touchdowns, and he has a slew of awards to prove it. Owens was inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, putting a cap on an extraordinary career.
Second, Owens is one of the greatest trash talkers to ever play in the NFL. Owens always found a way to make his personality known, whether it was for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, or even the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals later in his career.
Owens, who is now 47 years old, is still speaking.
Terrell Owens has shown interest in returning to the NFL.
This isn’t the first time Owens has mentioned his desire to return to the NFL. After racing with Tyreek Hill in July of 2020, Owens asked former head coach Andy Reid to invite him to Kansas City.
Owens said, “Andy Reid.” “If you get in problem right now, if you get in trouble right now, I’m going to tell you right now. I’m a social opportunist. I’m wearing my mask. But if you’re prepared, it’ll be mask off. Bring me to Kansas City right now… Let’s go, Chiefs! “ (Chiefs Wire).
Last year, how serious was Owens in joining the Chiefs? It’s difficult to say. He’s always been a performer, so he might have easily been putting on a show for the cameras.
If you take Owens at his word, he would welcome the chance to return to the NFL.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver has maintained remarkable fitness.
The physical state in which Owens has managed to maintain himself is one of the most interesting elements of a potential Owens comeback. Owens was always in great condition during his playing days, which made him even more difficult to defend for opposing defensive backs, but he’s aged like a good wine since his final appearance with the Bengals in 2010.
A simple Google search of Owens’ name reveals that he has been torn to the bone.
Owens seems to be in decent enough condition to play football in some capacity, as long as his route-running and catching abilities haven’t totally dissolved.
When it comes to Terrell Owens returning, don’t hold your breath.
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Even though it’s entertaining to imagine, the chances of an NFL club wasting a roster spot on an aging Owens are almost nil. It would be a great move in terms of jersey sales (as we just witnessed with Tim Tebow), but it is unlikely to help a club win games.
Owens is much too old to be entertaining as a wide receiver in the NFL, no matter how badly he wants it.
Owens is a six-time Pro Bowler, five-time All-Pro, and a member of the Hall of Fame All-2000s Team. His finest years were spent with the 49ers and Cowboys, as well as a key part in the Eagles’ NFC-winning 2004 season.
Pro Football Reference provided all stats.
Jerry Rice never padded his stats throughout his 16-year career with the San Francisco 49ers: ‘That’s something we don’t do. Every touchdown Jerry has scored has been earned.’