It may not have ended well for the 49ers and Terrell Owens back in 2003, but with the 49ers return to prominence and TO’s fall to obscurity, the 49ers named TO their honorary captain for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers.
The team is celebrating the top ten moments in Candlestick Park’s history and has been bringing back players to celebrate each moment at every home game this season. Candlestick has been the home of the 49ers since 1971 and is set to be demolished at the end of the current NFL season.
The number four moment was Owens’ 25 yard TD catch to beat the Packers in the 1999 NFC Wildcard game known as The Catch II. The 49ers and Owens’ relationship ended on a sour note after the 2003 season, leading to contract disputes, a voided trade to the Ravens, and eventually Owens landing with the Eagles after a settlement between the teams.
Owens hasn’t played in the NFL since a training camp stint with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 and has been adamant about getting one final shot in the league.
Owens may have burned his bridge with the 49ers at one point, but it appears both he and the team have repaired that relationship.
H/T: CSN Bay Area