Though it seems unlikely the New England Patriots would have any corresponding interest in him, embattled wide receiver Terrell Owens said it would be a “no-brainer” to potentially join forces with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.
“I think that’s a no-brainer,” Owens said in a recent interview with BlindsideFootball.com. “You look at what they’ve done over the years. Under the tutelage of Tom and Coach Belichick [sic], I think the sky would be the limit in terms of what I’d be able to do. Considering my body of work and my history of playing the game.”
Last month, Owens worked out with Brady in Los Angeles, and speculation popped up that the Patriots could turn to Owens to fill a void at the receiver position.
But the Patriots said back then that the team had no interest in Owens, and even Owens seemed to downplay the workout in the recent interview.
“We happened to be on the same field at the same time and it obviously created a big buzz with the two of us being on the field throwing the football around,” Owens told BlindsideFootball. “There was really nothing organized about it as far as me trying to get with the Patriots or him pursuing me or anything like that. It just happened to be us being out there on the same field at the same time.”
Owens hasn’t played in the NFL for two full seasons. His last NFL stint came before the 2012 season, when he was released by the Seattle Seahawks. But he has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010.
Owens recently made his debut as a semi-professional bowler.