On Tuesday’s edition of Owens’ podcast, he responded, “Absolutely” (via UPI.com). “I’ve been working out since the beginning of the season. At the start of the season, an owner contacted me and advised me to stay in shape in case something went wrong.”
Owens stated, “If you think about where they are in the season, they don’t need me for a 16-game season.” “At the most, three to four games.” So, absolutely, I believe I am capable of going in, contributing at a high level, and being productive.”
Owens, 48, hasn’t played in a regular-season NFL game in more than a decade. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro throughout his 15-year career, finishing third in both receiving yards and touchdown catches in NFL history.
Owens shared video of his football training practises on Instagram only a few weeks ago:
The Bucs currently have a few potential Hall of Famers on their roster, but none who have already been inducted into Canton, so they could check that box if they wanted to name T.O.
But don’t hold your breath for Tampa Bay to make Tom Brady their second-oldest player any time soon.