Thursday, October 6, 2022

Terrell Owens Claims He Doesn’t Care About Getting Into Hall of Fame

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*Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens is eligible for induction into the NFL Hall of Fame next year, but T.O. says he’s not even thinking about it – and certainly doesn’t waste time worrying about how voters perceive his 15-year NFL career.

“I can’t wrap my head around that whole process because it really, literally, doesn’t mean that much to me,” Owens said Thursday on The Rich Eisen Show. “I understand what I’ve done on the field and it’s probably well deserving of (the Hall), but I’m being honest, it really doesn’t bother me whether I get in or not.”

Sixth all-time in catches (1,078), third in receiving touchdowns (153) and second behind only Jerry Rice in yardage through the air (15,934), it’s absurd to ponder that Owens, 41, would be denied the Hall after voters just inducted Andre Reed, who finished with 2,736 fewer yards and 66 fewer receiving touchdowns despite playing one more season than T.O.

Some speculate that voters will make Owens wait because of his on-field antics and off-the-field issues that trailed him from San Francisco to Philadelphia to Dallas. Owens, though, appears to be at peace with whatever hand he’s dealt.

“I guess (being in the Hall) from a standpoint of a legacy or what my kids can really see what I’ve done, the body of work and appreciate it, then yeah, and my family,” Owens told Eisen. “But me, personally, it really doesn’t do anything for me because I never played the game for that. I played it because I was competitive. I played it to the point that I realized my talent and I became pretty good at it. That was my motivation. I wanted to win at all costs.”

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