Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens is reportedly looking to come back to play in the NFL as he nears 50 years old.
Sports Illustrated reported that Owens’ agent, Gregory D.L Daniel, Esq., confirmed that Owens has stayed in top shape and has been in contact with multiple NFL teams.
If signed, Owens would become the oldest player to ever play in the league, which has been around for more than a century.
“We’ve been in constant communication with Jerry Jones’ office over the last few days about the possibility of him returning to the Cowboys,” Daniel said. “Terrell is ready to contribute and play any role, big or small. He’s in outstanding shape. He looks no different than he did years ago. I watched him running routes full-speed with DeSean and he looked great. He didn’t drop a pass.”
“He most recently ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, which was his warm-up. He’s a legend,” he continued. “We want to make history and see him break these records. If anybody can do it, it’s him. His three Ds are desire, dedication and discipline. He embodies that every day, even running hills at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning.”
“Just let him prove it,” Daniel added. “Just put him on the field. We can all make a lot of skeptical comments about what he can do. The reason he’s doing this is because he knows he can do this. He will never let anyone say what he has the ability to do. Leave it up to his ability and let his skills speak for themselves.”
Owens was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft out of Chattanooga by the San Francisco 49ers. He later played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals. Owens went on to play in Champions Indoor Football (CIF).
Sports Illustrated noted that Owens has signaled in the past that he was “absolutely” open to returning to the NFL, even if it was just in a practice squad role.
“That’s similar to the NBA 10-day practice squad,” Owens said. “I just need an opportunity. There are 32 teams. I just need one ‘yes.’”