On Saturday night, the big-bodied receiver scored in his Fan Controlled Football league debut, hauling in a pass from Laquan Horton in the end zone.
Owens plays for the Zappers, whose owners include Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Mets pitcher Trevor May. It’s amazing to see Owens, at age 48, on a football field.
Fans control a seven-on-seven game, voting on offensive plays in real-time. There are also gimmick rules, such as no kicking or punting.
Owens has previously hinted at a return, mentioning the Canadian Football League in 2018 and saying he “absolutely” could replace Antonio Brown on the Buccaneers after Brown left the team in the middle of a game this season.
After all course, such a situation would be a move well above Fan Controlled Football League, and it’s difficult to imagine Owens playing in the CFL, let alone the NFL. He clearly still has some skill, and he’s trying to put it to use.