Nearly two decades later, the feud between Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb is still going strong. In a recent appearance on the Club Shay Shay podcast, which is hosted by fellow former NFL star Shannon Sharpe, Owens was asked who he would like to go up against in a boxing match.
Owens didn't pull any punches, as he adamantly said McNabb.
"I'll be controlled," Owens told Sharpe. "It'll be controlled anger. I'd be like a Navy Seal. I'd be a Navy Seal because you know they're cool, calm under all conditions. But there would be a fire burning inside of me."
Sharpe even asked Owens if he thought he could knock out his former quarterback.
"Clean out," Owens declared. "I'd knock the Chunky Soup from him. From 2004, trust me."
The Chunky Soup jab originates from McNabb's time as a spokesperson for Campbell's Chunky Soup in the early 2000s.
The Owens and McNabb divorce remains one of the most intriguing ones in recent memory. Both played for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2004 and 2005 seasons after Owens was acquired by the franchise in an offseason trade. The duo had a ton of success in their first season together, as they both had Pro Bowl campaigns. Then Owens and McNabb helped lead the Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX, where they lost to the New England Patriots 24-21.
During a December game against the Dallas Cowboys in 2004, Owens suffered a fractured fibula and was forced to have surgery. Eagles doctors believed that Owens would be done for the season, but the former All-Pro wideout defied the odds and played in the Super Bowl. Owens caught nine passes for 122 yards in a game in which McNabb tossed three interceptions.
Prior to the start of the 2005 season, Owens was involved in a contract dispute with the team and eventually was released in March 2006.
In the years following his Eagles tenure, Owens has said that McNabb was out partying the night before Super Bowl XXXIX.
"Why would somebody lie, there were teammates that said he threw up in the huddle," Owens said. "I've talked to teammates since then, and know for a fact, that he was out before Super Bowl XXXIX, drinking before the biggest game, pretty much of all our lives."
Owens clearly has some unresolved feelings about his relationship with his former signal caller.