The NFL season is officially over, as of last Sunday, so now we move on to the important things that happen during an NFL offseason – the scouting combine, free agency, draft and PLAYER COMMITMENTS! It’s true, if you’re an NFL player already under contract, you can focus on life events, and that’s exactly what Texans safety Jonathan Owens was doing last weekend.
Of course, making this particular pledge about Owens likely ignores the driving force behind the power couple status of Owens and her significant other, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnastics legend Simone Biles. The two capped off their years of relationship with the announcement on Biles’ Instagram page that Owens popped the question!
Biles, of course, is best known for winning four gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At the last Summer Olympics, Biles won a silver medal in the elm exercises, as well as a bronze medal on the balance beam, and was probably most remembered in the summer. last for having bowed out in the face of anxiety problems.
Owens, just completed his third season with the Texans organization, most of the time as a member of the team’s practice squad. He finally saw his first regular season action in Week 16 against the Chargers, and had an interception and a fumble recovery in an upset win. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending injury the following week but is expected to be back with the Texans in 2022.
Last season’s injury was unfortunate, as Owens’ performance against the Chargers was the first big step in making a name for himself. Let’s face it, for the most part, Owens is more known for who he dates (and is now engaged to) than his exploits on the court. To wit, check out this training camp press conference last August, where literally the first NINE questions were about Biles’ Olympic performance:
Credit Owens for being a patient person and a good sport, though I guess that comes with the territory. If you’re keeping the dots at home, here’s where the newly engaged couple ranks among Houston-linked power couples on Instagram:
7.03 million subscribers
JONATHAN OWENS (229K) / SIMONE BILES (6.8M)
6.98 million subscribers
JUSTIN VERLANDER (780K) / KATE UPTON (6.2M)
4.46 million subscribers
JJ WATT (4.1M) / KEALIA OHAI (360K)
4.0 million subscribers
DESHAUN WATSON (1.4M) / JILLY ANAIS (2.6M)
1.18 million subscribers
CARLOS CORREA (943K) / DANIELLA CORREA (234K)
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the number one couple in the city of Houston, based on what matters to kids these days – FOLLOWERS ON THE ‘GRAM!