You think that’s impossible.¬† Well it’s not.
ESPN reported that McNabb and Owens patched up their relationship when they were teammates at a taping of the Pro’s vs. Joe’s basketball segment earlier in the off season.
Their relationship was rocky in Philadelphia when Owens demanded that he be able to renegotiate his contract and McNabb refused to publicly get involved with it.
From a football perspective, I think this is a great idea for the Skins and would make Washington a threat to make the playoffs.¬† Like Owens or not, the guy continues to be productive and nobody takes care of his body like the future Hall of Famer.
Everybody knows the Skins have serious needs on their offensive line, but they also have needs at the wide receiever position.
Young wide receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas haven’t proven they can play in the NFL as of yet, but they would benefit greatly if the Skins were to sign Owens because he has tremendous knowledge of the west coast offense from a wide receiver’s perspective.
They will get better as receivers from seeing Owens work against a defense.¬† He would also draw the attention of opposing defenses which would help veteran wide receiver Santana Moss and Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley.
I know these guys aren’t spring chickens, but the thought of dealing with McNabb, Owens, Moss, and Cooley as well as a tough running game would give any defensive coordinator a lot to think about.
McNabb and Owens wouldn’t have to put up the numbers they did in 2004, but if they could do half of what of they did then, it would make the Skins very tough to beat.
They already have one of the better defenses in the league, adding Owens would greatly improve the production of their offense.
Will it happen?¬† I doubt it but if it does, you know where the NFL cameras will spend most of their time this season.