Drama queen, egomaniac, and selfish are just a few ways people usually want to describe wide receiver Terrell Owens. In someways, rightfully so. In most of the other ways, people are dead wrong. How about: hall of famer, hard worker, and someone who will never quit.
Sure he's been a lot of places: San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo and recently Cincinnati. While most of Owens' former quarterbacks will say that his antics may have been wild and he may have given them a headache or two, there is no denying that they would also say he is one talented wide receiver.
While Owens may be getting older, he's also chasing records. The man who is known for his flamboyancy should also be known as one of the greatest. He sits fifth in all-time receptions, trails only Randy Moss and Jerry Rice in receiving yards, and trails only Jerry Rice in touchdowns.
The negativity and "headache" publicity of T.O. may never come to an end, but neither will his drive to be the best. While some may argue that Owens should not be filming a TV show while still playing football, agent Drew Rosenhaus stated that "Owens' surgery took place in April and he will be playing at the start of the NFL season."
The 37 year-old wide receiver has never let media, rumors, or injuries stop him before and with his career being on the verge of legendary there should be no doubt that he will be back playing in the National Football League.
Many teams are looking for a young wide receiver but veterans such as Owens, Moss, and recently released from prison, Plaxico Burress are still serviceable guys. Although baggage may follow all three players, they can still come in and provide talent for nearly any team in the league.
Is it possible that some teams may not take a chance on Owens as he recovers from a MCL and ACL injury? Sure, very possible. What is not possible is Terrell Owens retiring, not while he's still chasing history.
Owens' future team is still to be determined, but his entry into the Hall Of Fame is just being waited upon. Yes, Owens could be a headcase at times and provided a lot of unwanted media to the teams that he has played for.
There is one thing we can not deny. Terrell Owens has the talent and there aren't many wide receivers who can reach the milestones that this man has. Overcoming an injury to Owens might be one of the more simpler things he has to work on, as avoiding the media and finding a new home will be tougher.