Super Bowl 58 saw a host of NFL players weigh in on the topic of the most unfairly hated quarterbacks in the league, and Terrell Owens was among them. The Hall of Fame receiver shared his views on the criticism that comes with playing at such a high level, stressing the importance of physical conditioning.
Owens believes that if he were to return to the NFL, he would still be a valuable player despite not being able to play 70 snaps. He also criticized the league for what he perceived as blackballing him after his last NFL catch in 2010, drawing parallels with Colin Kaepernick, who protested during the national anthem in 2017.
Owens has been vocal about his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and how it was delayed despite his impressive career stats. He compared his experiences and exclusion from the Hall of Fame to what he perceived as lesser players being inducted. In 2022, Owens played for Fan Controlled Football, scoring two touchdowns and proving his viability as a player once again. Unfortunately, Fan Controlled Football canceled its season in 2023, ending Owens’ plans to continue playing.
Despite facing criticism throughout his career, Terrell Owens remains determined to prove himself as a viable football player once again.