Possible Destinations for Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens has a famous line “I love me some me”. NFL teams, however, have shown T.O. little love as the petulant WR (Wide ReDiva) has yet to find after his one year surprise stint in Buffalo.
He did not have a typical T.O. season catching just 55 passes for 829 yards and 5 TDs. He added 54 rushing yards and a TD. While 883 total yards and 6 TDs won’t turn any heads, it is good for about 7.8 fantasy points per game in non-PPR leagues.
Considering he played in Buffalo’s stagnant offense, those numbers were actually pretty good. Perhaps more importantly, T.O. did not have any issues with his teammate. He was in the worst situation of his career and he handled it like a professional. Is he a new person? No, not entirely, but he may have come to the realization that his career is winding down. If he wants to add to his numbers, putting him over the 15,000 yard mark, he has to play nice.
While he isn’t the same force that he once was, he can still help some teams. Here’s a look at some teams that would benefit from signing T.O.
Arizona – With Boldin gone, he can add the missing physical element. Fitz can still be Fitz. Breaston can remain the deep threat, and Doucet and company can wait a year for their chance.
Atlanta – Michael Jenkins is decent, but T.O. would be an upgrade at WR2.
Carolina – Steve Smith could clearly use some help.
Cleveland – They need to add talent. Period.
Denver – They could use his talent, though if they wanted a diva they could have kept Marshall.
Detroit – Imagine trying to tackle Megatron and T.O.? Nate Burleson is solid, but he’d make a better WR3.
Houston – Ditto Detroit, but substitute Andre Johnson for Megatron and Kevin Walter for Burleson.
Jacksonville – Mike Sims-Walker fell off the map in the latter part of the 2009 season. T.O. would help alleviate some of the defensive pressure on him.
Miami – Davone Bess could move to the slot and Marshall and T.O. would form a physical 1-2 punch.
New England – They can deal with characters. T.O.’s issue are football related, which is what Bill Belichick knows. He certainly has more left in the tank than Torry Holt.
Oakland – Jason Campbell could use one legitimate NFL WR.
San Diego – What better way to pressure Vincent Jackson into working on a deal than bringing in T.O. to let him know you’re willing to move on. Even if V-Jax signs, T.O. would still improve their WR corps. They essentially ruled him out though.
St. Louis – Sam Bradford could use T.O. as a safety net.
Tampa Bay – They are working on a youth movement, but T.O. could show the youngsters a thing or two about preparation.
Washington – Reunited and it feels so good. If McNabb and T.O. could truly put the past behind them, he would instantly become the Skins best WR.
I’d say the Bears, but I think he and Cutler would clash. Plus, he isn’t a major upgrade over what they had. Pittsburgh would be another decent option, but they are still trying to recover from Big Ben’s PR hit.
Of the teams listed, I think Atlanta is the best fit. Tony Gonzalez’s window is short. They have a QB that could handle T.O. He likes the South. I think it would work.