Just in case anyone was wondering Terrell Owens has not retired from the NFL and intends to play a couple more years.
Owens recently signed with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League as a wide receiver and is also currently a co-owner with a 50 percent ownership in the team. Owens was introduced as the new member of the Wranglers on Wednesday.
“It was an opportunity for myself and my family,” Owens said, according to ESPN. “It’s a way for myself to keep in shape. I haven’t retired from the NFL. I want to play a couple more years. This right here will allow me to do that and assess where I am. I know I’m physically fit to play the game still.”
Owens is still recovering from knee surgery to repair a torn ACL and, despite not playing in the NFL last season, has no intentions of filing retirement papers with the league. He is confident that by playing for the Wranglers it will give NFL teams a good look at him and show what he can still do. If an NFL team does show interest and sign him, Owens will be able to get out of his Wranglers contract while remaining a co-owner of the team.
“I feel like I have been put on this platform to allow people to tell these guys, ‘Be on top of your finances,’” Owens said. “Because they say they are doing one thing and they’re not and they’re doing another. Other than that, however many dollars I have lost, I can still make up those dollars. Other than that, it’s been a rough situation. It’s been a rough year. But overall I am still holding my head up high.”
In 15 seasons in the NFL with four different teams, Owens has recorded 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and scored 153 touchdowns. His receptions and receiving yards are both rank second all-time in league history while his touchdowns rank sixth.