The Super Bowl is nearly here but Terrell Owens is preparing to play football even after the NFL season ends.
Owens, who was unable to attract any suitors this NFL season, is headed to the Indoor Football League to join a team called the Allen Wranglers.
The team made the announcement on its official website with a brief statement, along with a video posted by Owens on his Twitter page.
“We are excited to announce that it became official last night with a video post that Terrell Owens posted on Twitter,” the team said on its website, with the statement “Get your popcorn ready!”
“Uh-oh, it’s official,” Owens said in a video posted on his Twitter page. “I’m headed back to Texas. That’s right, IFL, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I’m going to be me. … Allen, Texas, I’ll see you in the end zone.”
The WAIT IS OVER!! GETCHA POPCORN READY!! beeyoo.com/terrellowens/v…
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) January 19, 2012
For those who are getting their “popcorn ready,” the Wranglers’ season kicks off Feb. 25 at home.
Owens accepted an offer to play for the team and will also have ownership stake, according to the Associated Press.
The athletic wide receiver played for five teams during his 15-year NFL career. He last played in 2010 as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. No offers came his way this season.
Owens began his career with the San Francisco 49ers where he became known as a prolific receiver. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles where he was famously caught by cameras yelling at quarterback Donovan McNabb on the sidelines. He also played for the Cowboys and Bills before joining the Bengals.