Wide receiver Terrell Owens, who last played for the Cincinnati Bengals, has received his first contract offer for this season. Unfortunately for Owens, the offer was made by the Chicago Rush. The Rush are an Arena Football team founded in 2001. Mike Ditka, the Hall of Fame coach and player is one of the co-owners of the Rush.
Owens, a six time Pro-Bowl selection, is one of the most successful wide receivers in NFL history. Last year, during his time with the Bengals, he amassed 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games.
Arena football players receiver free housing, some meals and $400 per game. It is highly unlikely that Owens would stoop as low as to play for an Arena Football league. Most likely, the Rush saw an opportunity for some free marketing and wisely jumped at the chance.
The highest profile players who have played for the Rush include Antonio Chapman, formerly of the Bengals, and Samie Parker, who previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs.