Terrell Owens: Failure Will Be Only Outcome in Seattle

Ryan PhillipsContributor IIIAugust 7, 2012

Mar. 2, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Football player Terrell Owens in attendance of the game between the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 81-78. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Terrell Owens and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a one-year, $925,000 contract on Monday, but the 38-year-old receiver's comeback attempt will only end in failure. 

Owens hasn't played in the NFL since the 2010 season, when he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cincinnati Bengals. While his production was good that year, he wasn't offered a contract to return to the team. That should tell you all you need to know about his personality.

Long regarded as a locker-room cancer, production has never been the problem with Owens. Maybe a year away from the NFL has changed his attitude, but I'll believe that when I see it.

After having knee surgery, Owens couldn't find an NFL team during the 2011 season and instead played for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. He had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games before being released. 

Owens impressed during his workout with the Seahawks on Monday, running the 40 in 4.45 seconds, and he looked to be in fantastic shape. Still, expecting much production from him in 2012 would be foolish.

According to ESPN, last season 187 NFL players had at least 20 catches and only one of them (Donald Driver) was older than 35. While T.O. has always bucked trends and done remarkable things on the field, at some point his skills are going to diminish. That means his only true value would be leadership, and we all know he's not exactly stellar in that department. 

Braylon Edwards and Owens have both been brought in over the past few days to provide size on the perimeter for Seattle. The team is looking for someone to pair with No. 1 wideout Sidney Rice, who is slowly recovering from concussions and surgery on both shoulders. 

While it's nice for Owens that he found a team willing to take him, don't expect much from him and don't be surprised if he ends up not lasting the entire season.