Hall of Famer Terrell Owens Pitches Comeback to 49ers
Retired wide receiver Terrell Owens is apparently prepared to come back to the NFL for one team: the 49ers.
The Hall of Famer pitched the idea of him suiting up for the red and gold if they needed him while speaking on the San Francisco radio station 95.7 The Game on Wednesday.
“Hey, man, I’ve already kinda sprinkled some words out there,” Owens stated. “Like you, if you guys require a receiver, then I’m your guy. Listen here: third down, red line, trust me. I’m a valuable asset. I’ve been training… I’m ready, I’ve already reached back to Jed York and said, “If you need somebody, we’re definitely available.” ‘”
While another big receiver could be helpful for the 49ers’ offense, Owens hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2010. The now 49-year-old started his career in 1996 in San Francisco and stayed with the 49ers until the 2003 season. He’s also a member of the 49ers Hall of Fame.
Despite his age and absence from the league, Owens is serious about joining the roster in San Francisco. Before leaving his radio appearance, he made another pitch for the 49ers to sign him.
” Let those Niners know, Owens said. “I’m ready, man. All I want is an opportunity. That’s all I ever wanted.”
Right now, the 49ers’ quarterback woes have made bigger headlines than any other position on the team. Jimmy Garoppolo will miss seven-to eight weeks due to a foot injury. Original starting quarterback Trey Lance has been ruled out for the season because of an ankle injury. The final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Brock Purdy , will likely start for the team.
The 49ers have not yet responded to Owens’s pleas.
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