Can’t be a Free Agent if Your Agent’s an Idiot

Doug Kopecky

Doug Kopecky

Ah, the joys of spring. The air is getting a little warmer, the snow is melting, and I don’t have to start my pickup 20 minutes before I want to go somewhere.

There a few things that occur every spring. Baseball players go to spring training, NBA and NHL players trudge away towards the end of their seasons, and of course, NFL players get to test free agency.

And, in what might be one of the biggest blunders of all time, Terrell Owens’ agent forgot to fill out the paperwork so that Owens could become a free agent.

Now, instead, Owens will have to remain with the San Francisco 49ers for three more years.

Seriously, how do you forget to do that? It isn’t like forgetting to put your name at the top of a homework paper.

If you’re an agent, this is one of your main jobs. I mean seriously, how could he forget to do something like this?

It wouldn’t be so bad if Owens was content with staying with the 49ers, but he has made it abundantly clear that he wants out. He even posted it on his website that he wanted to play with Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has had fights with assistant coaches and bad-mouthed his quarterback, Jeff Garcia, who is a three time pro-bowler by the way.

So now the ‘Niners and Owens are married for three more years unless they can work out a trade with another team, which is pretty unlikely with the size of Owens’ current contract and the asking price of his next one. There are teams that are interested, like the Jets and Eagles, but they both probably won’t be able to pull the trigger. Another thing working against Terrell is the fact that this might be the deepest draft for the wide receiver position in a long time.

So, I guess if any of you are looking at becoming an agent for somebody, I would put important dates like these on your calendar so you don’t forget about them.

If I was Terrell Owens, I would think about making my agent try to drink a gallon of milk in an hour.See if he likes that.I guarantee he wouldn’t forget another deadline.