Saints Rumors: Terrell Owens wants to return to the NFL

Terrell Owens. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Terrell Owens. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

Terrell Owens wants back in. The Hall of Famer recently spoke out about returning to the NFL and joining one of the New Orleans Saints’ biggest rivals.

In the wake of the Antonio Brown madness, Owens decided now is an opportune time to offer his services to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On his “Getcha Popcorn Ready with T.O. and Hatch” podcast on Tuesday, Owens believes he’s ready for a comeback. He’s just waiting for Bruce Arians to give him a call.

The former Eagles wide receiver has played on five different teams in his 15-year career and has plenty of records to his name. At 48 years old, when most people start searching online for the best La-Z-Boy chairs, Owens wants to suit up again, this time in red and white.

New Orleans Saints and Terrell Owens would be a match made in Bizarro World

But if the Bucs don’t want him, could NOLA give him a shot?

Crazier things have happened.

Owens elaborated on his desire to play professional football again, believing he deserves at least a “chance”:

"“When you think about this country and what it’s based off of, we are supposed to be a country of second, third, whatever chances. Look at the chances AB had … Who’s to say that I can’t go out there and do it?”"

Owens hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010, but he said he’s stayed in shape “just in case anything happens.”

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, but more people may remember his Antonio Brown-like diva antics.

Owens has deliberately rejected comparisons between himself and Brown, but even he can’t deny his own tendency to stir up drama.

His notorious celebrations. (Oh, to imagine the taunting penalties he’d get if he played this year.) His beef with several quarterbacks.

Some players in the league are on the wrong side of 30 — Owens is way beyond, nearing 50. That alone waves a glaring red flag.

Even if he were to suit up for a team, his body likely couldn’t take it. Owens would be competing against rookies and athletes in the prime of their careers, and no matter how great of a wide receiver he was then, he won’t be an ounce of the same player today.

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New Orleans are desperate, but not that desperate. Owens is better off joining Drew Brees’ golfing league.