The 39-year-old wants a reunion with Coach Marc Trestman.
Despite having not appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2010, Terrell Owens is targeting a return to the league, with Chicago his preferred stop.
The 39-year-old wide receiver recently revealed he is keeping himself in shape just in case an opportunity arises. However, he has now gone further by revealing he would like to work with Marc Trestman in Chicago.
The Bears head coach was the offensive co-ordinator at the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, in what was Owens’ rookie season, and despite the gulf in time since, he believes they struck up a strong relationship in their time together.
“Coach Trestman has a great football mind and he will get the most out of the talent the Bears have. Guys like Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte will be even better playing for Coach Trestman,” he told CSN Chicago’s David Kaplan.
Owens was released by the Seattle Seahawks last August, less than three weeks after he signed with the franchise. Despite working with Trestman almost 17 years ago, he believes he could be a dangerous component were he given the opportunity with the Bears.
“I played my first early years in San Francisco 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. I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration. To think about Marshall on the other side and me on one side, that’s really dangerous,” he added.
The veteran is clearly serious about the prospect of returning to the NFL, having been keeping in shape in the hope of being picked up. It now remains to be seen whether both Trestman and the Bears are willing to take a risk in making a move for him.