Hall of Famer Terrell Owens is trying to make a football comeback through the Fan Controlled League (FCF), and he’s reportedly urging Colin Kaepernick to follow suit.
Earlier this week, Owens, former Dallas Cowboys star, announced he would be suiting up for the new football league to brush up his wide receiver skills in hopes of a future NFL return.
Owens believes Kaepernick would also benefit from playing in the FCF, TMZ reports.
“I feel like he could come in and really use this to sharpen his skill set,” Owens said. “Especially because there’s some questions about him not playing for such a long time.”
Owens added that the FCF would give Kaepernick a platform for owners and general managers to see the former 49er in a competitive setting. It would also be an opportunity for Kaepernick to improve his decision-making and accuracy as a quarterback, according to Owens.
According to TMZ, the Fan Controlled league is slated to start this month. Johnny Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner, is also reportedly playing in the new football league with Owens.
While Manziel is playing in the FCF just “for fun,” Terrell has his mind set on reliving his NFL glory days cut short in 2010.
"If Tom Brady can do it, if they can marvel at (him) … I'm no different than Tom," Owens said in a statement.
Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 season but has recently been focused on making his own league comeback. The former quarterback is reportedly working out alongside other draft-eligible players trying to catch the eyes of NFL coaches and general managers.