Four years ago, when the Cowboys were the only team that wanted to give receiver Terrell Owens a contract worth significantly more than the league minimum, the only other team that gave T.O. a sniff was the Broncos.
The Broncos were coached at the time by Mike Shanahan.
Now, with Shanahan in Washington and former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb there as well, too, the initial reaction/speculation by many is that the Redskins could make a play for Owens.
Sure, McNabb and T.O. had some serious issues in Philly. After Owens decided that he wanted out, he decided to become as disruptive as possible — and that included targeting McNabb with a patent-pending passive-aggressive quarterback attack. Since then, the two have reconciled, most recently taping a segment for Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes.
And now that McNabb has been exiled to Washington, Donovan surely must be intrigued by the possibility of reuniting with T.O. and sticking it, Brett Favre style, to the Eagles.
For now, it’s all speculation only. Whether it becomes anything more than that remains to be seen.