I watched most of the breaking news coverage on Terrell Owens' release last night, and I felt good about it - after all, this man provided a great high and many great lows for me as a die-hard Eagles fan.
Interestingly, it seems like the Bears are at the top of several lists in terms of a potential landing spot. This guy thinks so, saying "Chicago doesn't have a history of investing in receivers, but this is a very intriguing fit. Lovie Smith could be the right coach for T.O. Devin Hester may only know one pattern, but he does often merit a double-team. Quarterback Kyle Orton isn't perfect, but he has the arm strength to get it to T.O."
and it's a hot topic on Chicago sports radio today.
It's not hard to see why. The Bears need a wideout, and Jerry Angelo had lunch with him back in 2006, but the Bears passed and T.O. went to Dallas.
Here's the thing. T.O. is a major pain in the @#$. He's really only worth a 1-year deal.
And while I hate what he did in Philly, I love what he did in his first year there. He nearly won the Super Bowl by himself, on a broken leg. Even in the loss, he should have been the MVP. Dude was amazing that year.
Two times in his career, he has left a place and then just blew up on the field and kept quiet off it - 2004 in Philly and 2006 in Dallas.
Check these numbers: in '04 he played in 14 games, caught 77 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 TDs. The Eagles went to the Super Bowl.
In '06 with Dallas he played in 16 games, caught 85 passes for 1,180 yards and and 13 TDs.and the Cowboys would've won their first playoff game since the dynasty had Tony Romo not botched the hold on a field goal.
He's a great 1-year fit for Chicago, or anyone for that matter. He'll be motivated. He'll keep his mouth shut and while his skills have declined (dude is 35) he will definitely draw attention.
Money is always an issue, so I think a 1-year deal, with a decent guaranteed salary base with heavy incentives that could make him the highest paid WR in the league would be enough to entice him to sign - even with Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.