No, Terrell Owens is not returning to the NFL.
He’s 48 and might not even be on a team’s practice squad.
However, he is adapting to play football again, as Front Office Sports report.
NFL legend Terrell Owens comes out of retirement, per @Reuters.
The 48-year-old Hall of Famer is reportedly planning to join the Fan Controlled Football startup Zappers.
The Zappers’ QB? Johnny Manziel👀 pic.twitter.com/5g43rIBeV
– Front Office Sports (@FOS) March 31, 2022
The tweet read: “NFL legend Terrell Owens is coming out of retirement, according to @Reuters. The 48-year-old Hall of Famer is reportedly planning to join the Fan Controlled Football startup Zappers. The Zappers’ QB? Johnny Manzel.
Fall off the radar
Owens and Manziel have made NFL headlines for good and bad reasons.
The wide receiver was one of the best in the game in his prime, earning five first-team All-Pro selections and six Pro Bowls.
He also led the league in receiving three touchdowns and was on the 2000 NFL All-Decade Team.
Owens currently ranks third in all-time receiving yards and touchdowns.
Unfortunately, his talent has always been masked by the controversial antics that made him a distraction.
Who could forget the time he had his press conference while practicing in his driveway?
There’s also that incident when he cried for quarterback Tony Romo.
Owens also had verbal altercations with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
At least he’s making money again playing the game he loves.
It might not be NFL-level money, but it’s better than nothing.
During this time, Manziel was a highly touted prospect at Texas A&M, where he earned the nickname “Johnny Football.”
The Cleveland Browns drafted him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and were named starters.
Like Owens, he’s had his share of problems off the pitch as well.
His lackluster game didn’t help him keep his job, which he lost after the 2015 season.
Prior to joining the Fan Controlled Football League, Manziel spent two seasons in the Canadian Football League.