The recent release of Terrell Owens, a questionable Hall of Fame wide receiver, sent waves throughout much of Cowboy nation, and now Dallas seems ready to dethrone the Pittsburgh Steelers and reclaim their title as "America's Team."
We all know why the Cowboys released Owens, his childlike feud with boy wonder quarterback Tony Romo and Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten, his immature ability to deal with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's play calls (or lack thereof), and don't forget the trade for former Lions wide out Roy Williams, who would undoubtedly steal more receptions from T.O.
Buyer beware: Owens is now looking to sign with the fourth team of his infamous career.
Will a team in need of an offensive play maker, such as the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, or, dare I say, the Philadelphia Eagles, step up to the plate and sign the polarizing superstar?
Which one of those teams will pick up Owens, and how much will they pay him?
America’s team will take a $9.675 million salary cap hit after dumping the 35-year-old Owens' contract, so it's a safe bet Owens may sign for the league minimum, but we doubt it.
No question, Owens wants to sign with a contender. The team who signs Owens must deal with his polarizing personality and unwillingness to become the No. 2 guy for any team.
The following slides depict what teams we feel Owens may be a good fit for, or at least will express interest in signing the over-the-hill, yet still productive, wide receiver.
Based purely on a team's need, and their closeness to a championship, our list is below.
1. Minnesota Vikings
2. New York Giants
3. Baltimore Ravens
4. Philadelphia Eagles*
*Not covered in this article for reasons quite obvious. No way Owens returns to the City of Brotherly Love. His time with Donovan McNabb had them both playing in their only Super Bowl, but the off-the-field distraction was too much for either one of them to handle. Philadelphia doesn't want him there again.