When I first heard about this while watching ESPN First Take on Thursday morning, I didn’t really think much of it because Skip Bayless and his crew seem to try and make rumors involving Tim Tebow, the Dallas Cowboys and Terrell Owens all the time. However, this seems to be legit, so let’s actually dive in to the possibility to Owens playing for the New England Patriots.
With the Patriots’ best possession receiver, Danny Amendola, sidelined for a few more weeks with a groin injury, the Pats could use some reinforcements at the receiver position. This isn’t the same Patriots team that had Randy Moss a few seasons ago; Tom Brady doesn’t have any weapons to work with.
The Patriots are now without Amendola, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Gronkowski will be back soon. Hernandez, obviously, will not be.
The last time we saw Owens near the NFL was when he played in the preseason with the Seattle Seahawks. Owens’ last regular season action came with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He had 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. He was obviously still effective, but that was a few seasons ago, and he is 39-years old now.
Also, the Patriots never actually expressed any interest in Owens; he simply expressed interest in joining the Patriots. For all we know, the Pats might not even be considering Owens as an option. As an NFL fan, I am hoping Owens finds a home with a team at some point. We should all be. The NFL with Owens is more entertaining than the NFL without Owens.