Terrell Owens has been out of the NFL for three years, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing with current NFLers and wishing he was back in the saddle.
He hooked up with Tom Brady last month for a day of practice in sunny California, and that was all it took for T.O. to be convinced he’d be a good fit for the Patriots.
“Obviously he’s going to be a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Owens told BlindsideFootball.com in an exclusive interview. “He’s one of the top, probably-three quarterbacks in this league. It’s funny because Tom and I have known each other for a while. We played against each other in Super Bowl XXXIX. So, it was one of those things where I think we both noticed that over the years there’s been something of an ideal type of connection considering what he’s done throughout his career and what I’ve done throughout my career. I’ve played with a number of quarterbacks just he’s played with a number of receivers. In a fantasy situation, that would be ideal.
“But where I am in my career now and where he is, with me being a free agent—I think it’s one of those things where Tom was starting his off-season program and I’ve been working out here in California for the last two summers. We happened to be on the same field at the same time and it obviously created a big buzz with the two of us being on the field throwing the football around. There was really nothing organized about it as far as me trying to get with the Patriots or him pursuing me or anything like that. It just happened to be us being out there on the same field at the same time. He was working out with Danny (Amendoala) as well as some other guys who were out there as well.”
So it sounds like T.O. doesn’t really have high hopes when it comes to linking up with the Pats professionally, but then Blindside Football’s Ryan Michael asked Owens how interested he’d be if the Patriots came calling.
“I think that’s a no-brainer,” Owens told Michael.
“You look at what they’ve done over the years. Under the tutelage of Tom and Coach Bellichick, I think the sky would be the limit in terms of what I’d be able to do. Considering my body of work and my history of playing the game.”