Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Could Terrell Owens Bring Any Value To The Team?


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It is very clear that the Kansas City Chiefs are unhappy with their wide-receiver situation. On Monday, they traded Jon Baldwin for A.J. Jenkins in a strange swap of former first-round draft pick disappointments. It was a surprising move for the Chiefs as Baldwin was listed as the other starting wide receiver across from Dwayne Bowe at the time.

Baldwin’s departure was primarily due to inconsistency and a problem with drops and the man filling in for him will be Donnie Avery, last season’s leader in drop percentage. Kansas City needs help at wide receiver but are they desperate enough to give Terrell Owens another shot?

I certainly hope not. The only value I can see Owens bringing the Chiefs is entertainment value. A T.O. reunion with Andy Reid would be bigger news than if Alex Rodriguez and Johnny Manziel started dating. Okay, maybe not that big, but it would still be enormous.

The Chiefs need production, and at 39 years old, Owens will not be able to bring it. Back in August of 2012, it took the Seattle Seahawks just three weeks to decide he couldn’t cut it. Production wise, T.O. was one of the top-three wideouts in NFL history but that was the only area he brought value to a team.

His knowledge of the position has the potential to be useful, but his desperate need for attention and the inevitable media circus he would bring, outweighs anything he might be worth in that area. His reality show and time with the Allen Wranglers are proof he will still do anything to be seen.

It’s fun to talk about and would be immensely entertaining, but no team should be desperate enough to sign Owens. There are countless more productive options out there for teams in need. Not the Chiefs, nor San Diego ChargersNew York Jets or anybody else should even be considering it. But if someone does make the mistake of signing him, it will at least be entertaining to watch.

Aaron Charles is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @aaroncharleskc or add him to your network on Google

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  • CreditGiver

    What the hell is it with this website? These are the most biased “articles” ever. I’m new to the site and I’m guessing thats the point? Rantsports is supposed to be for rants? T.O. would be a great idea for the Chargers, Chiefs, or the Patriots, frankly it’s absurd that they wouldn’t give him a 2nd chance considering his accomplishments. The Seahawks cut him because the coaching staff wanted him to be the best WR in the league right off the bat- if he’s new to the system it’s going to take more than 10 attempts..

    Give T.O. credit.. if he can’t make a team it’s because people are blinded. This is the NFL, who gives a shit if someone making that much money acts arrogant. I’d like to see you act any more humble making millions of dollars for playing a game that you’re naturally good at.

  • 2Blakeshot

    This is by far one of the DUMBEST articles I have ever read. Why even write it. People love to hate this guy because of “REPORTS”. Bottom line, like it or not, besides the Falcons, he would easily be the #2 guy on any other team. And a lot of places he would still be the #1 guy. Still a top 25 WR right now as we speak….. This article is Tom Foolery….

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