New York Jets: Should the Jets Call Up Terrell Owens?

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have some serious issues at the wide receiver spot. But just how desperate are they? Enough to call Terrell Owens?

He seems to think so.



Hey JETS!!! I'm available! I'm ready, willing & able! Call my agent @jordanwoy & let's make it happen.

— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 9, 2012



Before you die with laughter, remember that he is one of the all-time greats. So does that mean the Jets should at least make a call?

Let's take a look.


Terrell Owens the Playmaker

By numbers alone, Owens put together the second-best career for a wide receiver in NFL history. Over 15 years, he amassed an astounding 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards.

That's not even the most impressive of his stats. He caught 153 touchdowns while averaging 14.8 yards per reception. Those numbers are good enough to make him the front-runner in any greatest wide-receiver conversation that doesn't include Jerry Rice.

When he was added to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, the Eagles finally got over the NFC Championship Game hump and made it to the Super Bowl. They might have fallen to the New England Patriots, but Owens' stirring comeback from a broken leg showed just much he loved playing the game.

Or the spotlight.


Terrell Owens the Old Man

Throughout his career, Owens made just as many, if not more, headlines for his antics as he did for his play. He continuously broke out with ridiculous touchdown celebrations and divided locker rooms with accusations against his quarterback.

However, all of the extra circulars would be forgivable if he was as dangerous as he once was.

His time with the Seattle Seahawks proved he is no longer that player. He dropped a sure touchdown pass and was cut from a team that is just as poor at the wideout position as the Jets. 

It's not uncommon for players to hang on way past their primes. Don't be an enabler, New York.