Terrell Owens Net Worth

January 31, 2023
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Terrell Eldorado Owens was born on 7 December 1973, in Alexander City, Alabama USA, and is known as a professional American Football player, who played in the position of wide receiver for several teams over a 15-year career from 1996 to 2012, which saw him set a number of records.

So just how rich is Terrell Owens now? Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, considering the reputed overall earnings of star football players today, Terrell Owens’ net worth is estimated at absolute $0. One may wonder how a professional football player can have $0 net worth, and yet the numbers are accurate. A brief look at Terrell Owens’ life and his football career may provide some explanations.


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Terrell Owens was interested in a wide range of sports during his Benjamin Russell High School years, including football, baseball and basketball, and even played in the 1995 NCAA Basketball Tournament. He  attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and soon distinguished himself as a talented football player. Terrell played in the Senior Bowl, and broke the record for school’s single season receptions. In 1996, Owens entered the NFL Draft and was picked in the 3rd round by the San Francisco 49ers, and thus began the  start of his successful professional football career. Terrell  once again distinguished himself when he scored eight touchdowns in his second season, followed by breaking the 1.000 yards receiving mark for the first time, and catching 14 touchdowns in 1998. Terrell Owens was certainly a great talent, hence his salary in 2000 with the 49ers reached $413,000 with an additional bonus of $1.42 million.

However, after eight seasons with the 49ers, Terrell Owens signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, which significantly increased his net worth at the time. Owens then moved on to sign a three year, $25 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys, and in 2009 signing a one year $6.25 million contract with the Buffalo Bills, before ending his professional career with the Cincinnati Bengals for a $2 million contract lasting for a year.

Despite these moves between clubs, apparently because of Owen’s controversial behaviour, his playing worth can be gauged by two records in particular – second on the NFL all-time list for career receiving yards (15,934), and third for touchdown receptions (thrown passes) at 153. He was selected for six Pro-Bowl games, 2000-2004 and 2007, and five First Team All-Pros 2000-2002, 2004 and 2007, and was the leading touchdown receiver in 2000, 2002 and 2006. Most recently, in June 2017 he appeared as captain of Team Owens in the first American Flag Football League game, effectively ‘touch football’ so with much less chance of injury.

During his career, Terrell Owens was not only known for his talent and outstanding game plays, but public controversy as well, both on and off the field. Owens became infamous for his exaggerated and excessive touchdown celebrations, infuriating opposition, team members and fans. Numerous thoughtless statements about club, coach and colleagues didn’t help either, resulting in several suspensions and fines by the respective club, and the NFL. At the peak of his football career, Owens also began appearing in various commercials, magazines, and TV Shows, such as ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” together with Nicollette Sheridan, as well as displaying a luxurious lifestyle.

However, Terrell Owens has been hit with a self-inflicted wave of trouble in his less-than-private personal life. There is no record of Terrell Owens having been married until he tied the knot with Rachel Snyder in 2014, however, he has four children with four females, all of whom have charged him with child support payments, and, in addition, three of them sued him for non-payment. Therefore, despite his sometime $70 million net worth, Terrell Owens has admitted to being officially broke, stating that he would be unable to pay $60,000 monthly child support and a similar amount of money for a mortgage. Since 2012, two of Owens’ houses have been in foreclosure. Owens is apparently still many thousands of dollars behind on his child support payments, and will likely have to file for bankruptcy.

Daniel Wanburg

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