Owens Signing Gives Bills Receiving Duo


The biggest news of the NFL offseason up to this point has nothing to do with the NFL Draft. Terrell Owens always makes big headlines during the NFL season and about every three to four years he finds a way to wear out his welcome.

His stay in Dallas lasted three years, and it was marred with a lot of drama inside the locker room and outside the lockeroom. Now he’s in Buffalo playing with another young quarterback and another star receiver.  His time in Buffalo may be short (he only has a one year deal) but it may be the move needed to get Buffalo over the top.

This deal reminds me a lot of the Randy Moss to Oakland deal a couple of years ago that kind of flew under the radar during the second day of the NFL Draft. Owens still has a lot of talent left and in Buffalo he doesn’t actually have to carry the workload in the passing game. Lee Evans can get the job done there.

It remains to be seen how this affects the NFL Draft’s wide receiver landscape. It was a longshot that Buffalo would take a wide receiver with its first pick in the NFL Draft before the trade, and now it’s no longer a possibility. Dallas doesn’t have a first round pick because of its trade for wide receiver Roy Williams last season, so I also doubt they take a wide receiver with their first pick (which comes in round two).

Owens makes the Bills a sexy pick to win the Super Bowl in 2010, but the Tom Brady led New England Patriots will be the favorites in the AFC East.  Expect Buffalo to handle any Owens outburts with immediate punishment. I don’t see any teams letting Owens get a lounge chair in the front office ever again.