Terrell Owens says he’s mended his relationship with Donovan McNabb.
This ain't gonna help!
Twelve years after he last played for the Eagles, Owens is still at it.
The record-setting wide receiver told TMZ he’d rather play with Carson Wentz than McNabb, his quarterback here in 2004 and 2005.
T.O. did say it was a close call.
"I'd probably go with Carson Wentz,” Owens said in a video interview taken on the street in L.A. suburb Beverly Grove. “Look at what he's done, and what is this — Year 2?”
Playing with McNabb in 2004, Owens enjoyed one of his finest seasons, with 77 catches for 1,200 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdowns in just 14 games. He added 9-for-122 in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.
Owens was off to an even better start in 2005, with 47-for-763 and six TDs through seven games, before he was suspended and eventually released for behavior disruptive to the team.
Wentz’s projected numbers this year through nine games are similar to McNabb’s in 2004:
McNabb: 64 percent, 31 TDs, 8 INTs, 3,875 yards, 104.7 passer rating [essentially in 14 games]
Wentz projected: 61 percent, 41 TDs, 9 INTs, 4,021 yards, 104.1 passer rating
Wentz is certainly ahead of McNabb, who made the Pro Bowl in his second season but threw only 21 touchdowns all year. McNabb never had a passer rating over 86 until his sixth season. But he did win nine playoff games and remains the greatest quarterback in Eagles history ... for now.
"The upside for him is through the roof,” Owens said of Wentz. “He’s definitely making his case for (MVP)."
T.O. finished his career with the Cowboys, Bills and Bengals. He ranks second to Jerry Rice in NFL history with 15,934 receiving yards, eighth with 1,078 catches and third with 153 receiving touchdowns.
McNabb was instrumental in bringing Owens to Philadelphia, but their relationship was strained by late 2004 and deteriorated further that offseason.
McNabb has been known to be somewhat sensitive. Will McNabb be hurt by T.O.’s latest comments?
"So what?” Owens said. “If he is, it is what it is."