Without question, Terrell Owens is one of the best wide receivers who ever played in the NFL.
He collected 15,934 yards and 153 touchdown catches in 15 seasons.
He is also a six-time Pro Bowler and five-time First-Team All-Pro.
Owens also led the league in receiving touchdowns for three seasons and is a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
But while he is a world-class talent, he was also a world-class distraction.
He had been a locker room distraction and created division within the teams he played for.
Remember that feud he had with Donovan McNabb when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles?
How about doing his own press conference while training in his front yard?
Owens also spat in the face of Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
For that reason, team officials in the NFL aren’t taking him seriously anymore.
No matter how many times he says that he still belongs in the NFL, no one is giving him an opportunity because of his past transgressions.
His age doesn’t help much either.
That’s why he had to play for the Zappers and Knights of Degen in Fan Controlled Football.
This time, he’s at it again by making another bold claim.
Let's see it, @terrellowens. (via @SNFonNBC) pic.twitter.com/NAhIAvDPNL
— NFL (@NFL) May 19, 2022
Owens said, “I guarantee you, I can run under a 4.5.”
He is referring to the 40-yard dash which is a staple during Scouting Combines.
Can He Fulfill This Claim?
Two years ago, Owens ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.4-second range.
He has kept himself in shape throughout the years, giving him the ability to fulfill his claim.
But even if he can still run that fast, NFL teams are better off staying away from him.
At 48 years old, he should be enjoying the money he earned from the league.
Instead, claiming that he’s still NFL-worthy makes his motivation questionable.NEXT: Ravens See Their Longest-Tenured Player Retire