Terrell Owens is looking at the Bears as the 39-year-old makes an NFL comeback bid.
Owens has been working out this offseason with an eye toward returning to the league in 2013. After spending a year away from the NFL and dabbling in Arena Football, the wide receiver is itching for the chance to prove he can still contribute in the league.
Terrell Owens thinks the Bears could be a good fit. The team recently hired Marc Trestman as head coach, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers when Owens came into the league in 1996.
“I played my first early years in San Francisco with and shortly after that, he left to do some things,” Owens told Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s David Kaplan on Friday. “I haven’t talked to Marc in a long while. I know he’s gone on and done some things, now he’s back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and (former linebacker) Napoleon (Harris) were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration.”
Terrell Owens added that the Bears would have a potent wide receiving corps if he joined the team.
“To think about (Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall) on the other side and me on one side, that’s really dangerous. I’m keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about.”
Owens had a shot at the NFL last year, but was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in August, just three weeks after he signed with the team. He has not appeared in a regular season game since 2010.
The former NFL Pro Bowler was in Chicago for a charity basketball game, and Terrell Owens said Bears idea came from his discussion with Harris, a former NFL linebacker and current Illinois state senator.