It’s been 12 years since Terrell Owens’s last NFL season, but the Pro Football Hall of Famer isn’t fully giving up hope of playing professionally again.
You may recall that back in 2018, Owens had an eye on taking his talents up north to play in the CFL. Owens, then 44 years of age, was added to the negotiation list of Edmonton’s CFL team. However, they wound up releasing him from the list in July of that year.
Owens turned 49 on December, but he’s still holding out hope that one of his former teams will give him a call for a Super Bowl run.
During an appearance on 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast”, Owens was asked if he’d have fun playing in the San Francisco 49ers’ offense. Owens then made a strong pitch for the NFC West leaders to sign him:
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“Oh yeah, absolutely. Hey look, man, I’ve already kind of sprinkled some words out there. Like yo, if you guys need a receiver, I’m good. Listen here: third down, red zone, trust me. I’m a very valuable asset.
“I’ve been training … I’m already ready, I’ve already reached out to Jed York, I’ve already told him ‘Yo, if you need somebody, I’m definitely a viable (option)…
“Y’all still let those Niners know, man. I’m ready, man. All I want is an opportunity, man. That’s all I ever wanted.”
The 49ers have arguably the NFL’s best set of weapons in do-it-all running back Christian McCaffrey, tight end George Kittle and star receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Adding a 49-year-old Owens to that offense would be amusing in multiple ways, but it’s obviously hard to imagine the 49ers actually considering that option.
Owens was productive in his final NFL season for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, recording 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. The six-time Pro Bowler recorded nine 1,000-yard seasons through his Hall of Fame career.
T.O. spent his first eight seasons with the 49ers (1996 to 2003), forming a dynamic receiving tandem with the legendary Jerry Rice. In the 2004 offseason, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, helping them to a Super Bowl 39 appearance in his first season there.
After two years in Philly, Owens took his talents to Dallas and played three seasons with the Cowboys. He played the 2009 season with the Buffalo Bills before going to Cincy for his final NFL seaosn.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.