Terrell Owens is staying in shape because he hopes a team will give him one more shot at the NFL

Owens says it’s now or never. He told a YouWager news source, “If I play this year, that’d be awesome. If I don’t play this year, I’m retiring.”

Owens feels he is being realistic about his chances in the National Football League. “I’m not chasing a dream,” Owens told YouWager’s source, “I can still play football. If you’re a team looking for a wide receiver and don’t think I can play, tell me why. If it’s because you don’t like me, then that’s fine, but don’t tell me I can’t still play.”

Owens has always polarized fans of online NFL football wagering. Can you focus on the player without being distracted by train wreck his personal life seems to be? Or can you believe that T.O.’s outrageous comments won’t be a distraction for an NFL team?

As YouWager’s serious NFL football bettors will tell you, at his best, on the field, Owens is a beast. His stats are unreal. Owens is only second to Jerry Rice in all-time receiving yards. He’s third, behind Rice and Randy Moss in all-time receiving touchdowns. But in the locker room, Owens was one of the worst players in the league, if all the rumors are to believed.

An NFL general manager told YouWager’s source that he didn’t think it was very likely that any team would sign Owens. Another GM said he thought the only way Owens might get an opportunity is if a desperate team suddenly lost a receiver. Both GMs said many people feel that Owens could be divisive in a locker room.

Owens wants to dispel the reputation that precedes him. He told YouWager’s source, “If you ask a lot of my former teammates, and not just one or two, most will say I was a great teammate. That’s the truth.”

The last team to take a chance on Terrell Owens was Seattle. After he ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash, the Seahawks signed Owens in August, but he was released that same month. Owens told YouWager’s source, “I never got into a rhythm in Seattle. Just as I was getting to where I wanted to be, they cut me.”

Owens is ready to address any of the concerns that teams, or the sports betting public, may share. He promises that he’s grown up some, too. “I would say to these teams that I’m not the same guy I was five years ago. I’ve matured a lot,” he told YouWager’s source. Clearly, he strongly feels he deserves just one more shot. And he is in training for it. “I haven’t been given the opportunity to go out the way I should go out,” he said.