Call us skeptical but agent Drew Rosenhaus’ recent remarks suggesting his client Terrell Owens has five teams showing interest in him rings a little hollow.
Owens, who finally seems to be paying the price for his previous disruptive ways, likely will get a job at some point this season.
He’s still a talent, still in shape and quite capable of catching footballs in the NFL. But the market-creation campaign being orchestrated by his mouthpiece, err, agent comes across as staged and a little desperate.
“It’s really picking up,” Rosenhaus told ESPN’s NFL Live on the weekend, “and this isn’t just agent rhetoric. I’m very encouraged as of late.”
The part that jumps out at you is Rosenhaus offering up the fact that “this isn’t just agent rhetoric.” That’s about as believable as the guy who prefaces every statement with the words “In all honesty.”
The fact that the one team that has the biggest need for Owens’ services — San Diego, where Vincent Jackson is threatening a long-term holdout — has publicly gone on record saying they have no interest in Owens, only boosts our level of skepticism.