Terrell Owens Has His Sights Set on NFL Comeback at 47 Years Old: ‘I’m Not Washed Up’

by Michael Freeman
(Photo by FilmMagic for Sports Illustrated)

Though he hasn’t played a regular NFL season since 2010, Terrell Owens claims he’s still capable of doing so. In fact, the Hall of Famer intends to make an NFL comeback a reality.

Owens recently spoke to TMZ Sports, saying he is “100 percent” sure he can compete in the NFL. “There’s no doubt, 100 percent, that I can play in the National Football League today,” Owens boldly said.

“I’m not washed up. Once you know how to ride a bike, you know, you don’t forget how to ride that bike.”

Owens appears to be capable of backing that statement up. He notes running a 40-yard dash in just 4.4 seconds within the last week. “I’ve been on the track, and, honestly, I just ran probably like a week ago. I was clocked at like a 4.4. Faster than I probably ever have in probably in a while.”

Being a free agent for a little over a decade hasn’t slowed Owens down, it seems. According to him, an “individual” in the NFL showed interest in him this summer. This individual told Owens to stay in shape for the possibility of signing this year.

“With that conversation that I had, they asked me to keep myself in shape — anything can happen. And, so, that’s what I’m doing.”

Meanwhile, Owens is launching a new season of “Getcha Popcorn Ready with T.O. and Hatch,” a show on Fubo Sports Network. Premiering August 22, it functions as an unfiltered sports opinion show.

Terrell Owens’ Wine Label

When Terrell Owens isn’t training or recording his show, he’s likely working on his new wine business. Announcing his wine label earlier this year, the Hall of Famer developed this new venture with Tommy Lasorda’s family wine business. Though initially excited about the prospect, Lasorda’s passing delayed his plans.

“This week I did my first interview about my business venture and my wine @81_vino collaboration with Mr. Lasorda and expressed my excitement to meet him in the coming weeks but unfortunately that meeting has been put on hold so until our heavenly meeting may you FOREVER REST IN PEACE.”

Expressing his sympathy on Instagram, Owens eventually was able to move forward with his business idea.

The cabernet sauvignon Owens uses is harvested in vineyards located in Paso Robles, California. Combining European and American Oak and aging it 18 months, the wine features Owens’ initials on the front label.

Described as “ripe black cherry and cinnamon stick aromas, leading to a palate of plum preserves, dark chocolate, and spicy toasted oak,” you can learn more about it by visiting Owens’ website.

Owens states his interest in wine grew after playing in the NFL. Despite finding many wines to be “dry and pasty,” he’s more than content with his own brand. “It’s very smooth. I’m very pleased and satisfied with where it is right now.”