38-year-old receiver Terrell Owens has yet to officially arrive at Seahawks camp. But that hasn’t stopped 23-year-old receiver Doug Baldwin from raving about his new teammate.
“Terrell Owens is an unbelievable talent,” Baldwin said, via Mike Sando of ESPN.com. “They brought him in because that’s what Pete Carroll believes in is competition. He’s going to come in immediately and compete for a job, and that’s what we’re all about here.”
Baldwin, who likely will be one of the starting receivers when the real games start, doesn’t sound interested in racing Owens.
“That’s faster than my pro day, and he’s 38 years old,” Baldwin said regarding the 4.45-second 40-yard dash Owens supposedly ran on Monday.
Yeah, I said “supposedly.” Because the Seahawks had every reason to hit the button a little bit early in order to provide cover for an out-of-the-blue decision to sign a player that no one wanted.
Other than the Allen Wranglers. Until they decided that they didn’t.
Still, we’re not complaining. The ultimate reality show isn’t complete without T.O. in it. Regardless of how it works out, Owens’ return to the NFL adds another layer of intrigue.