Terrell Owens has said in a recent interview he doesn't care whether or not he is elected to go in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The six-time Pro Bowler will have his first year of eligibility next year alongside the likes of Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre. The former player whose career in the NFL spans 15 years said he isn't bothered if he isn't voted in.
Owens said the following on The Rich Eisen Show according to NFL.com.
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He said: "I can't wrap my head around that whole process because it really, literally, doesn't mean that much to me.
"I understand what I've done on the field and it's probably well deserving of (the Hall), but I'm being honest, it really doesn't bother me whether I get in or not."
It's strange to think that Owens could be denied a place in the Hall after the career he has had. He is sixth all-time in catches (1,078), third in receiving touchdowns (153) and second in yardage through the air (15,934).
After fellow wide receiver Andre Reed was inducted in 2014, it would be ridiculous to think Owens won't be inducted in his first year of eligibility. After all, Reed finished with 2,736 fewer yards and 66 fewer receiving touchdowns than Owens despite playing a season longer.
Many think the 41-year-old will be kept out of the Hall due to his on and off-the-field antics. His actions led to many penalties for his team and league fines. Owens is over that part of his career now though.
He said: "I guess (being in the Hall) from a standpoint of a legacy or what my kids can really see what I've done, the body of work and appreciate it, then yeah, and my family.
"But me, personally, it really doesn't do anything for me because I never played the game for that. I played it because I was competitive. I played it to the point that I realized my talent and I became pretty good at it. That was my motivation. I wanted to win at all costs."
During his time in the NFL, Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Seattle Seahawks.
It is important that the voters recognise players for how they played on the field for their team and not for anything else. Despite some of his antics, Owens was a feared receiver in his time because he was so dominant.
He truly did have some of the most flamboyant touchdown celebrations that were funny and fantastic to watch.