The latest out of Bengals camp on Wednesday was some realistic talk from Terrell Owens about his $2 million in incentives included in his contract.
The one-year, $2 million deal Owens signed includes $2 million worth of incentives, half of which will be nearly impossible to reach. Per NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora, Owens can receive $333,333 each for reaching 60 catches, 900 yards, or 10 touchdowns. He can also land another $333,333 each for 100 catches, 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns.
During an in-depth sit down (which kind of makes it sound like it took place in a Brooklyn deli) with Bengals.com posted on Tuesday, Owens admitted one of those incentives — 100 receptions — is unrealistic.
“I know that’s an unreachable goal. It is what it is,” Owens said. “Check my statistics. I’ve had 100 catches one time in my career. One. So go figure.”
He added, “I guess they wanted to throw that in there to make it look good. I’ve only had 100 catches one time in my career.”
Still, Owens isn’t bothered by his base salary or what look to be unreachable incentives. It’s less about money, more about Super Bowl.
“No, it is what it is at this point,” Owens said. “I know I’m very skillful. I know I’m very productive. I definitely took a pay cut to grasp the opportunity to win a Super Bowl. Like I said I know I’m worth more than what I’m being paid. But I’m here playing with my good friend Chad and playing with a team that definitely has an opportunity to win the Super Bowl.”