Retired NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has said on multiple occasions that he still thinks he can play professional football.
While that’s unlikely to happen on an NFL field, some had concluded that he’s a prime candidate to join the rebooted XFL. According to Owens, that’s not happening.
“Aboslutely not,” Owens said, per Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News. “The XFL is two years away. Vince McMahon, he had a run at that in 2001 and it didn’t really do so well.
“He can’t make a mockery of football. He’s looking at it like a business, but you need to have quality with that.”
Many would agree with Owens’ stance on the XFL. After all, it failed miserably in 2001 just as Owens discussed.
Owens is 44 years old, keeps in excellent physical shape and would love another chance to play football professionally. But he made it abundantly clear the XFL is not for him.
Owens was an original third-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1996. He played eight seasons there followed by seven more years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
The six-time Pro Bowl receiver’s door remains open if any NFL team desires to give him a chance.