Terrell Owens has always been known as a trend-setter over the course of his career. Now, he can add another feather to his cap; the 48-year-old was a part of the first trade in Fan Controlled Football League history.
The Zappers sent Owens to the Knights of Degen in a blockbuster move of sorts; the three-team deal included five players and four weekly draft picks.
The league’s owners negotiated the trade offer before sending it to the fans, who had the ability to veto the trade. However, the vote reached the 70 percent supermajority needed to ratify the move, so Owens is on his way to the good ole Knights of Degen.
WE OFFICIALLY HAVE THE FIRST TRADE IN FAN CONTROLLED FOOTBALL HISTORY https://t.co/cTPoVArxbl pic.twitter.com/lXV3cPNJdT
— Fan Controlled Football (@fcflio) May 11, 2022
For those of you counting, this is technically the second time Owens has ever been traded in his career. The first came back in 2004, when the 49ers sent the Hall of Fame wide receiver to the Eagles. That move was a good one for T.O.; he racked up 1,200 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2004, leading the Eagles to the doorstep of a Super Bowl title. We have a sneaking suspicion this move won’t prove quite as beneficial for Owens.
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Owens is the headliner of Fan Controlled Football, a 7-on-7 league played on a 50-yard field that empowers fans to call plays. Games are streamed on Twitch. The veteran receiver caught two touchdowns during his time with the Zappers, including this acrobatic snag from Week 1.
THE YEAR? 2022. THE TOUCHDOWN SCORER? TERRELL OWENS.
— Fan Controlled Football (@fcflio) April 17, 2022
Owens and the Knights of Degen will clash with Bored Ape FC on Saturday. The Glacier Boyz take on the Beasts in the matinee, so you can always tap into that game, too.
The league seems to be seeped in the NFT craze that defined much of the past year. Given the way cryptocurrency stock seems to be headed, it might not around for much longer. So make sure to get your popcorn ready while you can.