Terrell Owens TORONTO, ON – MAY 21: Former NFL player Terrell Owens reacts prior to game three of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 21, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Back in 2021, John Lynch finally made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his ninth year of eligibility and his eighth year as a finalist. But Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens doesn’t think he should have gotten in – at least not over some players not currently in Canton.

During a recent appearance on Fubo Sports’ Getcha Popcorn Ready, Terell Owens made it clear that he does not think John Lynch should be in the Hall of Fame over former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson.

“I’m thinking about a guy like Darren Woodson that’s not in the Hall of Fame, but John Lynch is. How in the hell do you quantify that?” Owens asked rhetorically, according to Pro Football Talk.

Owens made it clear that he “wasn’t scared of” Lynch.

“When I got with the Niners, like I said, I didn’t know anything about no rivalry with the Cowboys and the Niners, I knew nothing about that,” Owens told Reed. “But when it comes to the game plan [it was about where is Woodson]? Granted John Lynch did some great things here and there, but I’m not looking for John [on the field]. I wasn’t. But when I played from my rookie year on, and I played against the Cowboys, I had to identify [where Woodson was]. Just because a guy starts on a defense and he is the No. 1 guy back there in the secondary for that defense, for me overall in totality, that doesn’t mean he’s impacting what I’m going to be doing. Yeah, he has to be accounted for that day because you’re game planning, but I wasn’t scared of No. 47 [Lynch]. And when I was with the Eagles and he was with Denver at the time [shrugs].”

[Pro Football Talk]