After flying up to Seattle to do a workout for the only team that has given him a chance, Terrell Owens has reportedly agreed to a one year deal with the Seahawks. The numbers aren’t available at this current point, but we will be adding that in as soon as we can find it.
While he has been a sure handed receiver for most of his career, that part has never been questioned. It is his antics that always seem to get in the way. Remember the sharpie incident? He has been known to be loud and boisterous on occasions, unwilling to bite his tongue and just play catch.
Maybe things have changed. Owens is now 38 years old, and Seattle is the only team that had any interest in him. The Indoor Football League didn’t even want him. Maybe after he got rejected from there he finally sat down and asked what we was doing wrong. Maybe.
Seattle is Owens 6th team in the NFL since his debut in 1996. His last year played was for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, where he amassed 983 yards on 72 catches. That doesn’t seem like a whole lot, right? To put it in perspective, the Seahawks leading receiver last year, Doug Baldwin, caught 51 passes for 788 yards.
While adding Owens doesn’t necessarily mean the Seahawks are going to start the regular season with him, he might not make the final 53. But in the chance that he does make it, Owens will create more mismatches that Seattle desperately needs. Imagine having Rice, Baldwin, Owens, Miller or Winslow, and Lynch on the field at the same time. The QB controversy almost becomes null at that point when you have that many threats on the field. Defenses will have the sweats before the refs even blow the whistle to start the game. Imagine the offense that we could have here in Seattle. Whether you are a Owens hater or lover, you have to respect what the man brings to the table.