Should Eagles Bring Terrell Owens Back to Philadelphia?

Written By Bob Cunningham On Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Seriously, who didn't love him after this little stunt?



We all know the story of Terrell Owens and his time in Philadelphia. Just say the phrase "Next question" and everyone knows what you're referring to. And don't you dare think about doing crunches in your driveway; it's likely to drive an Eagles fan to violence.

But is it now time to consider bringing Owens back to Philadelphia?

The Eagles currently have four wide receivers -- DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Kevin Curtis -- who have some playing experience, and then have Jordan Norwood, who has played in one game, and Dobson Collins who has seen absolutely no time in an NFL game.

And with Curtis' inflated contract no longer matching his minimal role, he could very well be the next guy traded or simply released.

Bringing Owens back to a city he split in half five years ago would not only create a buzz around this team, but would give the Eagles incredible depth with a young up-and-comer in Maclin, an electrifying deep threat in Jackson, a great slot guy in Avant, and arguably one of the best receivers of all time in Owens.

He didn't have a great season in Buffalo, but that could actually work to the Eagles' advantage.

That poor season is going to immediately drop his asking price and, whether he'll admit it or not, he never wanted to leave Philly in the first place. He was ecstatic to be playing here, but underestimated the resolve of the front office.

He didn't think for a second that Reid would actually cut him, but like he had to so many times before, T.O. learned the hard way.

So T.O. wants to be here, he has patched things up with Donovan, he would add fantastic depth and another scary weapon to this offense, so what's the problem?

Well, of course, a main factor will be what T.O. is looking for. If he wants to be a starter and be paid as such, that's just not going to happen. He would, however, come in as the team's third receiver, filling in for Jackson and Maclin when they needed it and in specific situations.

He's still a redzone target at 6'3 and hasn't lost the ability to battle through tacklers and make the big play.

If T.O. is willing to come in, accept his role and accept the money that goes along with it, he could be a key asset to the offense once again in 2010. However, if he's not, then perhaps Chad Ochocinco will finally get his wish.


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