Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens worked out for the Seattle Seahawks earlier Monday, and apparently impressed the team enough to garner a contract offer in the near future, according to a report from ESPN. Here are details:
Owens’ time in the 40 was below 4.5 seconds, a source told ESPN.com’s Mike Sando.
Owens putting on a good workout should come as no surprise, as his work ethic and ability to keep himself in great condition are unquestioned. What is surprising in Owens’ reportedly running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash, at the age of 38. A sub-4.5 40 is impressive for any age, let alone a receiver pushing 40 with as many miles as T.O.
The real question is whether, if given an offer, Owens can keep his T.O. persona in check long enough to make the Seahawks 53-man roster and make a good contribution to the team. In 2010 with the Bengals, Owens was productive, catching 72 passes for 983 yards and 9 touchdowns. Owens spent the entire 2011 season as a free agent and was forced to play arena football, where he showed flashes but was eventually let go by the team for being, well, T.O.
Do I think it will work out? No, but anything is possible. Owens’ return will be met by more skepticism than positive thoughts. And with his history he has no one to blame but himself.