At 48 years old and over a decade removed from his last NFL game, Terrell Owens is returning to football with the Fan Controlled Football League. But he apparently had his eyes on one NFL team before taking his talents elsewhere.
Appearing on "The Pat McAfee Show," the Hall of Fame wide receiver revealed that he contacted Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid ahead of the 2021 NFL season. He bragged that he was "blowing up Andy Reid's phone" to try and join the team.
"I was blowing up Andy Reid's phone last season to bring me in... You insert me in that offense & I'm gonna be a viable option," Owens said.
Owens has not played in the NFL since the 2010 season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He made an attempt at a comeback with the Seahawks in 2012 but was released before the season started.
No player has ever returned to the NFL after being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But all bets are off where Terrell Owens is concerned.
On August 5, 2018, just one day after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, he worked out for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Owens didn't sign a contract and did not play for anyone in the four seasons that followed.
But now that Owens is joining the FCF Zappers, we'll finally get to see if he has as much left in the tank as he thinks he does.