Unfortunately, Owens is in the minority.
Despite missing all of the 2011 season while recovering from a torn ACL and a host of recent public setbacks, the 38-year-old wide receiver desperately wants to return to the field.
But with no offers on the table and no calls coming in from NFL teams, Owens has decided longtime agent Drew Rosenhaus is no longer the man to help him get back into the league.
Owens cut ties with Rosenhaus late Monday, and replaced him with Dallas-based agent Jordan Woy.
“I am making changes in my life so I can continue my career as a professional football player,” Owens said in a statement posted on his Web site.
“I love the game of football and I know I can help a team,” Owens went on to say. “I have had to go through some humbling times but I am more determined than ever to show a team that I can be a huge asset to them as a player and a team leader in the locker room. I am in the best shape of my life and preparing daily. I am looking for a team who will give me that chance and I know I will pay big dividends to them as a player and teammate.”
Earlier this month, Owens went on the “Dr. Phil” show to confront three mothers of children he fathered over claims that he failed to pay child support.
Maybe Woy has a get out of jail free card up his sleeve. Or maybe he has some dirt on Jerry Jones that he could parlay into a tryout for his new client. Or perhaps he’s just willing to collect a percentage of Owens’ increasingly meager earnings until the six-time Pro Bowl selection finally accepts what everyone else already has: this is the end of the road.