Terrell Owens: Veteran Presence Will Benefit Seahawks' Young Quarterbacks
He's baaaaaack! Terrell Owens has agreed to a one year deal with the Seahawks. Hasn't signed it yet but agreed to terms— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 7, 2012
It's a low risk move by Seattle that has a good chance of paying off.
No, TO won't return to his near 1,000-yard status that he achieved during his last season in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, but that doesn't mean he can't help this team.
Especially considering the quarterback position is such an unknown.
Tarvaris Jackson has plenty of experience and knows the system, but he's too, well, average to carry the Seahawks to the level they were at a few years ago. Additionally, John Schneider wouldn't have given Matt Flynn $26 million over three years or used a draft pick on Russell Wilson (OK, that still might have happened) if Jackson was the sure-thing starter.
T-Jax is still in the conversation to take the starting job, but for now, it should be safe to assume Flynn will win the job, with Wilson still holding an outside shot.
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Whether it's Flynn, who has started two games in his career, or the rookie Wilson, however, the experience under center will undoubtedly be lacking in Seattle.
Enter Mr. "I Love Me Some Me."
Again, he likely won't tear up the stat sheet, but that's not where he'll provide the most value, especially because taking time away from Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin or even Golden Tate would be a mistake from a progression point of view.
Instead, Owens is going to help the young quarterbacks.
He may be a pain off the field, as he proved during his recent stint with the Allen Wranglers, and he may be a pain during his celebrations, but there's no questioning this future Hall of Famer, with his 15 years of experience, knows the game inside and out.
At the very least, he's going to be there as a good teacher and mentor for Seattle's youthful offensive players.
Of course, Owens "only" being there to provide insight and knowledge is a worst-case scenario. Remember, this guy is still the same physical freak on the field.
Good signing for the Seahawks?
It would be surprising to see TO entrench himself as a starter, but if he became a legitimate third option in Seattle's offense, that would simply be gravy for the Seahawks.
There's always the possibility that Owens goes off the deep end (again), but for a small one-year deal, there is very little risk, potentially very high reward and without a doubt, off-the-charts entertainment value.
No matter how crazy the 38-year-old might be, it's hard to find bad with this acquisition. Somehow, even if it's not in the box score, Owens will make an impact.
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