After one of the worst starts to a season in franchise history, the New York Giants (0-5) have hit rock bottom as their star player, Odell Beckham Jr. fractured his ankle this past Sunday in their loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Beckham is just another name added to the Giants injury report, which also include wide receivers Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and Dwayne Harris. Marshall and Shepard have also suffered ankle injuries. Now the Eli Manning and the Giants will look to free agents to come in and make a splash and attempt to turn their season around. But two future hall of famers are throwing their names in the hat. Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Terrell Owens both tweeted at the Giants the other day reminding them that they are available. Below are those tweets:
@Giants Hey big head
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 8, 2017
Hey @Giants let me know if you need an interim wide receiver!
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 8, 2017
Chad Johnson, the 6-time pro bowler, was once one of the most exciting players in the NFL. Playing the majority of his career for the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnson put up flashy numbers and even more exciting touchdown dances. Terrell Owens, also a 6-time pro bowler, is arguably one of the best wide receivers to ever play, but is mainly remembered for his antics off the field and the drama that came with him from team to team. Regardless, when you think of these two guys, you think of playmakers who were some of the best to ever play.
Johnson hasn’t played a down in the NFL since 2011, but he appears to be ready to play again. For Owens, the last time he took the field was 2010 when he was teammates with Johnson in Cincinnati. Both proved their value during their long and phenomenal careers, they could bring sometime to the team. Although that may not be 100 catches and 1,000 yards, but it could definitely be mentoring younger guys who can look up to two guys who have been there before. As for on the field production, I’m sure Johnson and Owens could still catch the football if they were open. Getting open against young cornerbacks would be the tricky part; Johnson is 39 and Owens is 43, and they would be going up against guys who were in diapers when they made their first pro bowl. The Giants will need help selling tickets, and adding these two guys would put people in those seats.
Sadly, this is most likely not going to happen. Even though it would bring new headlines to the NFL which is in dire need of some different news, the Giants probably won’t spend their money on two guys who haven’t played in 7 years. As excited as Giants’ fans took to twitter after the tweets from Johnson and Owens, maybe they should stick to Madden Ultimate Team and add them to their teams on there.