Terrell Owens thinks he’s still got it. In fact, He’s pretty sure he could still suit up in an NFL game.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver says he’s kept his body in shape — just in case.
“It’s all about the condition that you put yourself in,’’ Owens told USA TODAY Sports Saturday. “I’ve been able to take care of my body.
“If you think about the playoffs, a lot of these games are won by third downs and obviously red-zone situations. Could I go out and play 70 snaps right now? Absolutely not. But I’d be a viable option if I were on the team, that’s for sure.”
Owens was certainly dominant in his prime. T.O. recorded 60 or more catches in all but three of his 16 NFL seasons. He hit the 1,000-yard mark nine times over an 11-year span and had eight seasons with double-digit TD receptions. Named All-Pro five times and an All-NFC choice four times, Owens was selected to six Pro Bowls.
Terrell Owens Suggests NFL Plotted Against Him
T.O. played his last NFL game with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. But as recently as 2022, he teased a return and even said he was in contact with the Dallas Cowboys about making it happen. According to him, though, it’s the league’s fault he’s not still out there running routes.
“They blackball you, and they don’t put your name in the good graces of a lot of organizations,” he said.
I feel you, T.O. I should be out there at the Super Bowl blocking for Christian McCaffrey, but the NFL said no. It’s because they don’t like you — definitely not because you’re 50-years-old.
In fairness, Terrell Owens did play a season in the Fan Controlled Football League at the ripe old age of 48, and he managed to score a couple of touchdowns there.
But there’s a big difference between a 7-on-7 indoor match between retirees and a full-speed NFL game against 20-somethings in their prime. No offense, T.O., but it might be time to let this one go.