Bottom line: Terrell Owens’ impact on the Philadelphia Eagles was immediate and extreme, both in good and bad ways. His first season in Philly was all roses, and he and Donovan McNabb teamed up to be one of the best offenses in football.
Owens broke his leg just a couple weeks before their playoff run started, but worked his tail off to be ready for the Super Bowl. In that Super Bowl, Owens was a stud, catching nine passes for 122 yards. McNabb, however, was gassed at the end, visibly heaving on the field, and the Eagles came up short.
Fast-forward to the offseason, and Owens wants a new contract. McNabb, with his silence, seemingly backed management in the dispute, which set Owens off.
Owens lashed out at the Eagles and McNabb specifically, calling back to that Super Bowl loss. Owens eventually wanted back in the fold in Philly, but the damage was done.