Terrell Owens “T.O.”, free agent wide receiver and poster boy for NFL controversy, signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, August 6. Seattle has been looking for a receiver since the recent release of Mike Williams.
Seattle invited T.O. to work out with the team and according to sources, Owens ran the 40 in an impressive 4.5 seconds and looked good enough for the Seahawks to agree to a one-year deal.
While Owens has an impressive career scorecard—15,934 receiving yards, 153 touchdowns and 1,078 interceptions—his controversial attitude and life off the field have hindered his career. In addition, at age 38, many people wonder if his greatest years are behind him.
Owens has not played in an NFL game since 2010 when he played for the Cincinnati Bengals. After knee surgery and no impending offers, he played a year for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, a team that released him in May.
So how will this wild child of the NFL mix with the Seattle Seahawks? Will this be the best or worst decision Pete Carroll has made? One thing is for sure, Seattle is alive with anticipation, and I cannot wait to see what he can do.