NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens is Coming Out of Retirement to Play in the Fan Controlled Football League
A Hall of Fame football player has come out of retirement to resume his playing career in a new professional league.
According to Reuters, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver, Terrell Owens is returning back to the gridiron. Owens, who retired officially from the NFL in 2010, states he is still in great shape and wants to prove he can still compete at a high level. An official announcement is expected next week.
The 48-year-old Owens is returning to the football field with a newly formed football league. Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league made its debut last year. It’s speculated that he will be joining the Zappers who already have a former NFL first-round draft pick in Johnny Manziel.
The FCF has eight teams that play in the league. Instead of the eleven players that the NFL incorporates, it has a 7-on-7 player setup. The FCF website states, “FCF is the first and only IRL professional sports league where fans call the shots – everything from deciding the team name and logo to drafting the players and calling all the plays in real-time. It’s a real-life video game with fans in control of the action!”