Former NFL star Terrell Owens has decided to give it another go on the football field, despite being 48 years old. Owens revealed his plans to come out of retirement and catch passes from none other than Johnny Manziel. The two will be teaming up in the startup Fan Controlled Football league as part of the Zappers’ organization, according to Reuters.
NFL legend Terrell Owens is coming out of retirement, per @Reuters.
The 48-year-old Hall of Famer reportedly plans to join the Zappers of startup Fan Controlled Football.
The Zappers QB? Johnny Manziel 👀 pic.twitter.com/5g43rIBeiV
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) March 31, 2022
The Hall of Fame wide receiver is reportedly set to join Manziel on the Zappers, in the league which plays all of its games in Atlanta, Georgia. Manziel is set to enter his second season in the Fan Controlled Football league, which is set to increase its number of teams to 8 after fielding just 4 last season.
The 48-year-old retired from the NFL in 2010 but has stayed in excellent shape. He attempted to make a football comeback in 2012 in a Texas-based indoor football league, of which he had an ownership stake. However, T.O. violated his contract and was released from the team and his share of ownership stripped.
Now, 10 years later, Owens is set to make another sensational football comeback, in one of the most intriguing startup football leagues to date.
Fan Controlled Football is a 7-on-7 football league played on smaller 50-yard indoor fields. It’s an extremely unique league with a plethora of fan involvement, so much so that fans are directly involved in the playcalling — hence the “Fan Controlled Football” name. All of the games are streamed live on Twitch, through which fans can interact with one another and even collectively vote on the play call for the offense, much like a video game.
Adding a superstar name like Owens to the mix in the FCF is a huge boost for the league, especially one which will surely benefit from as much fan interaction as possible. The pairing of Manziel and Owens may just be too much for football fans to pass up.