Terrell Owens has had one of the more colorful careers in the NFL, a career that seemingly came to a grinding halt on Sunday when the Pro Bowl receiver was cut by the Seattle Seahawks after a two week tryout. The debate now continues as to whether Owens realizes his career is over or whether or not he actually has anything left in the tank.
There’s only one way to find out, and that’s if a team takes Owens on after this. The chances aren’t very high given how few teams rang him up before he signed with the Seahawks. But before Seattle signed him up, no one thought anyone would be calling then, so it seems that there’s always a place for Terrell Owens in the NFL.
At least he’d like to think so. But are there actually any teams that would be willing to call him up and give him a shot? Here’s a few ideas:
San Francisco 49ers
Why He’ll End Up Here: The 49ers really have nothing to lose by adding Owens for the bare minimum and putting him out there only when they think they have to. This way Owens career will come full circle and he’ll end things where they started. He wouldn’t be dynamic, but he’d still be a target if defenses aren’t scared of him and give him opportunities to make catches. I mean, if they give Randy Moss a shot, why not get in on Owens one last time.
Why He Won’t End Up Here: Terrell Owens has about as much to do with this era of 49ers football as I do. Having him retire with the 49ers would be nothing more then sentiment and that’s pushing it. Owens best years were spent with the 49ers, but having him return there would be nothing more than a mildly entertaining trip down memory lane with the pregame shows showing Owens-49er highlights like him with the sharpie, Owens crying in the NFC Divisional round game against the Packers and of course, Owens on the Dallas star.