Terrell Owens wants to help Brock Purdy, 49ers make playoffs

Terrell Owens is seen during a broadcast during Fan Controlled Football (Photo by Justin Casterline/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images)
Terrell Owens is seen during a broadcast during Fan Controlled Football (Photo by Justin Casterline/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images) /

Whether or not he’s serious, Terrell Owens just made a ploy to serve as another weapon for Brock Purdy and the 49ers to close out the season.

Typically, Super Bowl-caliber teams only look to strengthen their respective rosters heading into the playoffs even if they’re already laden with star-studded talent.

That said, the San Francisco 49ers probably aren’t going to add a Pro Football Hall of Fame player in Terrell Owens, who just so happens to be the franchise’s No. 2 all-time leading receiver behind the one and only Jerry Rice.

But the thought of it is always entertaining.

Owens is up for the idea, too, as he joined 95.7 The Game’s The Morning Roast on Wednesday.

Terrell Owens says he’s ‘a very valuable asset’ to 49ers

Owens, who turned 49 years old on the day of his interview with 95.7 The Game, pointed out that he’s stayed in physical shape. And he did play with Fan Controlled Football this year, too, so that’s worth mentioning.

As far as joining the Niners once more, however, Owens had this to say:

"I’ve already kind of sprinkled some words out there. Like, “Yo, if you guys need a receiver, I’m good.” Listen here, third down, red zone, trust me, I’m a very valuable asset. …I’ve been training. I’m already ready, I’ve already reached out to Jed York, I’ve already told him, “Yo, if you need somebody, I’m definitely viable.”"

San Francisco has no shortage of offensive firepower at its disposal right now, including All-Pros in wide receiver Deebo Samuel, tight end George Kittle and running back Christian McCaffrey.

You can listen to the full interview with Owens below:

It’s tough to see where Owens would fit, although it’s probably safe to assume he’s not joking.

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Terrell Owens likes what he sees from 49ers QB Brock Purdy

In a world where Owens actually returns to play for the 49ers, he’d have to do so knowing a rookie quarterback, Brock Purdy, would be tasked with trying to get him the ball.

Not just any rookie, though. Mr. Irrelevant, the final pick of the NFL Draft.

But Owens, who observed the highlights from the Niners’ victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 13, felt Purdy did a great job coming in relief of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo:

"This guy definitely didn’t seem like he was Mr. Irrelevant in the draft. …If you look at the number of throws that he had, it definitely doesn’t seem like a guy that wasn’t prepared, and I think this is obviously a good safety net for the Niners, and they feel very confident for what he can produce until—if Jimmy Garoppolo gets healthy."

Purdy did have an uncharacteristically high number of pass attempts in the game, 37, of which he completed 25.

Even if Owens didn’t watch the full game, at least Purdy stood out for the right reasons.

Although it’s hard to envision any scenario in which San Francisco wants Owens to be one of the young quarterback’s weapons.

Fun to think about, though.

Hat tip to 49ers Webzone for the find.

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