Since last playing in the NFL in 2010, wide receiver Terrell Owens has done everything that he could do to latch on to a team to continue his great career. After playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, Owens didn’t play anywhere, and later joined the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League in 2012.
Things looked promising when the Seattle Seahawks brought him aboard for the 2012 season, but unfortunately T.O. was cut prior to the start of the regular season.
Now, the 39-year-old is hoping that someone from his past will come calling for his services. Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman was an offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, Owens’ rookie year. This was the only season in which T.O. and Trestman ever worked with each other.
Owens mentioned that he and Trestman haven’t even spoke to one another since 1996. It seems to me that T.O. is just trying to get the attention of someone he hasn’t rubbed the wrong way during his time in the NFL. Though Owens said that he would welcome a chance at playing for the Bears, I’m sure that he’ll welcome a chance to play for any team in the league.
Personally, I think that it would be nice to see Owens and Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on the field together. However, the fact that Chicago has other positions to focus on should further let us know that bringing T.O. to the Windy City is out of the question.
T.O. was one of the receivers that I enjoyed watching the most while he was in the league, and I think it would be nice to seem him be given one more shot. However, banking on someone who you haven’t even talked to in 17 years to all of a sudden give you a chance at stardom is too far fetched.
I hate to say it T.O., but playing in Chicago won’t happen.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google