During the offseason free agenct wide receiver Terrell Owens underwent knee surgery and now he says his return to the league could happen in “a month or less.”
With rumors circulating that the 37-year-old receiver would retire following his surgery Owens says he plans to return before season’s end and that he’ll “be even better next year.”
Last season Owens pulled down 72 receptions for the Cincinnati Bengal, good for nine touchdowns and 983 total yards.
While Owens has made some amazing plays over his 13 seasons he has also alienated various quarterbacks and team players. Given his surgery, his age and his ability to cause tensions on NFL teams there’s a chance that much like Randy Moss during this past NFL season he could be sent into forced retirement.
According to Bleacher Report there’s at least one team who might be interested in his services:
Washington, off to a surprising 3-1 NFC East division lead, lacks a larger, physical wide receiver and is always willing to make a splash via free agency. It is hard to say if the Redskins would take the chance of muddling their chemistry after they just cleared their roster of Albert Haynesworth and Donovan McNabb.
In the meantime whether or not Owens is picked up could depend on an extensive physical exam by interested teams.
Do you think Terrell Owens can return to the NFL at 37-years-old following knee surgery and still make the type of impact that has helped him win games for his former teams in the past?