Aug 8, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens (10) finishes a training camp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Owens wants to Play for the Chicago Bears

According to David Kaplan of, Terrell Owens wants to come play for Marc Trestman and your Chicago Bears.

Owens, who says he is in great shape, is looking to make a return to the NFL after not playing in 2012 and he wants to make that return with the Chicago Bears.

This is what Owens had to say while in Chicago to participate in McLegends charity basketball event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

I played my first early years in San Francisco with [Bears head coach Marc Trestman] and shortly after that, he left to do some things,” he said. “I haven’t talked to Marc in a long while. I know he’s gone on and done some things, now he’s back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and Napoleon were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration. To think about [Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall] on the other side and me on one side, that’s really dangerous. I’m keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about.”

Does TO really want to play again or is he just doing lip service for the media. Let’s look at the pros and cons of TO coming to the Bears.


  • Marc Trestman was the offensive coordinator in San Francisco when TO was there. Trestman knows TO and TO knows Marc Trestman’s offense.
  • TO would only get the veteran minimum and not hit the salary cap very hard.


  • TO is old. Why would the Bears sign a 39 year old receiver when you can draft someone you can groom out of college.
  • TO is a distraction. The guy needs way too much attention.
  • TO is not a leader.

If the Bears were unwilling to bring back Brian Urlacher, why would they ever consider signing Terrell Owens? Owens is a disease and would only poison the locker room. The Bears need to sign a stretch the field receiver and TO is a “pout if I don’t get the ball” type of receiver. It would be a move that would keep me scratching my head for a long time. Phil Emery, just say “No” to TO.

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