They love each other and they hate each other.
One source close to Donovan stated that he and Owens began pondering on the possibility of a reunion at a taping of the TV show Pros vs. Joes where both men are shown playing on the same basketball team for the show.
Entering the 2010 draft, the Washington Redskins have a whopping total of just four draft picks, one in the first 100. The only WR the Redskins have that has truly made a name for himself is Santana Moss—so yeah, the Redskins need a proven, experienced talent at the position.
It is reported that QB Donovan McNabb has mentioned, actually the word used is "encouraged", Terrell's name to new V.P. and head coach Mike Shanahan, but Donovan quickly denied the allegation by saying:
"I never said that to anyone about T.O. It's just not true," McNabb said in a phone conversation with ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "I'm in a new place, trying to get comfortable, not start anything or push for anything. I am very happy with the receivers I have ."
I'm sure you are peachy keen with them but don't expect much out of them Donovan, not the way you throw the ball.
Will they have to jump to catch it, will the pass be under or overthrown? He no longer has players like DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant to change direction in the middle of a route to catch a McNabb pass—again, they have Santana Moss as of right now.
Many front office executives see Terrell on the decline in his career as he put up the worst stats in his career in 2009 with the Buffalo Bills. Now that could be simply because he was a member of the Bills or it could mean Owens just isn't as productive of a player anymore.
Either way, Washington reuniting McNabb and Owens could benefit them or it could cost them dearly.
It was the biggest meltdown of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2004, well actually 2005, after Owens was finally cut from the team, and it took two full seasons to recover from that distraction.
Is this something Mike Shanahan wants to possibly encounter his first season as head coach of a new team?
I didn't think so either!
Coach Shanahan has already publicly said he is absolutely not actively looking at Owens, but I'm sure the idea has been tossed around in his head a few times—after all, the two players did lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl and gave the Eagles their most winning season in 2004 when the team ended their season 14-2.
Not only could I see another emotional eruption between McNabb and Owens happening, I see an eruption between Owens and Mike "no nonsense" Shanahan. The new coach of the Redskins will not tolerate anything Terrell could throw at him.
Owens would be gone quicker than when Andy Reid set him loose!
It would be a high-risk signing with a potential of very high rewards, but it is that word "potential" that should scare the wits out of the Redskins new front office.
We will see if this despicable reunion occurs or not. It may very well be the best option the Washington Redskins have at this time!