A Seattle Seahawks fan holds a the letters "T O" for new wide receiver Terrell Owens (10) during a training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Why I would love to see TO sign with the Chicago Bears


OK, so this happening is about as far-fetched as Mr. Spock beaming into my living room, but I have to comment on it because Terrell Owens always amuses me – especially when he comes out and says he wants to play for the Chicago Bears.

Yes, I said that right. Yesterday TO came out with a statement saying he would love to play in Chicago for Marc Trestman, his former coach who was with him in San Francisco way back when.

Here’s what TO had to say as reported on my favorite Bears fan site, beargoggleson.com:

I played my first early years in San Francisco with [Bears head coach Marc Trestman] and shortly after that, he left to do some things. I haven’t talked to Marc in a long while. I know he’s gone on and done some things, now he’s back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and Napoleon were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration. To think about [Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall] on the other side and me on one side, that’s really dangerous. I’m keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about.”

I would love for this to happen. First of all, if he were to sign, he would never make the team. The Bears already have Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Earl Bennett, Eric Weems and Devin Hester. The Bears aren’t going to part anytime soon with any of those guys. If he did make the team he would be riding the bench and would be nothing but a distraction – the best thing that could happen to the Bears. Don’t they have a big enough distraction with that guy by the name of Jay Cutler?

Secondly, TO is just too old. The Bears got rid of Brian Urlacher, so why would they bring in TO? That would be a slap in Urlacher’s face – and another distraction.

So, though it’s not going to happen, the thought of it is amusing and thought I would share it with you.

My question is this: Why would any NFL team consider bringing this guy in?

Move on, TO. There must be some golf courses out there who might welcome your membership.

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  • jimbear44

    Raymond Rivard: Who the sam hill are you? Jay Cutler is a distraction you say. Evidently you are not a BEARS fan. Jay is our starting QB and a great player having to deal with his diabetes. Now that we have some good receivers, hopefully we can muster an offensive line that will allow Jay to throw the ball like we know he can…..The one thing I agree with you on is “Terrible Owens”, a legend in his own mind! Can’t stand him or any of the other NFL glory players who are nothing but show-offs.