In an interview on TSN, Owens said the fact that the Jets are using cornerback Antonio Cromartie at wide receiver shows that they’re desperate, and they need an experienced receiver like him.
“I’ve read a lot of tweets and everybody’s saying that I’m desperate, I’m begging for a job,” Owens said. “But it’s not begging for a job when you know you can still play at a high level, given the opportunity. When you have a defensive back playing offense and running routes, then I think that’s more desperate than my actual tweet itself.”
So if they’re desperate, why aren’t they calling Owens? According to him, it’s because there’s a perception that he’d be a distraction in the locker room.
“That’s definitely a part of it,” Owens said. “I’ve matured. There’s things I’ve done in my career that I can honestly say were said and done out of immaturity.”
If Owens wants to show that he has matured, he might want to stop calling the team he wants to play for desperate.