“Randy has weighed his options and considered the offers and has decided to retire,” This was the announcement delivered by Randy Moss’s agent, Joel Segal.
When we speak of statistics, performance, skills and the right tools in playing football, Randy Moss can be put at the top of the list. If not on top, perhaps one of the top players. To make things short, Randy Moss is a future NFL Hall of Famer.
What happened? After the lockout ended, Moss was looking for the right team as he was currently a free agent. Due to smaller offers, a deal didn’t materialize. The New England Patriots, the team that he loves, signed Chad Ochocinco instead. Other teams weren’t interested to pick him. So the end result? Randy Moss retires.
But is this really the end of the 6-foot 4 wide receiver? Randy Moss is 34 years old, healthy and capable of playing for any team, any time of the day. The retirement decision may have caught many NFL fans especially Moss fans off-guard. But let me ask you, are you convinced that Randy Moss will never play in NFL again? If you’ll ask me, I don’t think so. So I can personally say that I am expecting a Randy Moss come back. Maybe his return might be another surprise waiting to come out of the box when the right time comes. Moss is always full of surprises, color and flash. You can use those adjectives as well to define his performance in the field. Moss raked a total of 954 catches, 153 touchdowns and 14,858 yards in his entire receiving career. He’s simply a beast in the football field.
Randy Moss has played in the NFL for 13 seasons, offering his talent, speed and size to four teams. He played for the Minnesota Vikings upon entering the NFL in 1998, played for the Oakland Raiders in 2005, was traded to New England Patriots in 2007, returned to Minnesota in 2010 and played with the Tennessee Titans for eight games in the same year. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made some positive remarks about Moss saying, “In a lot of ways, he was the Michael Jordan of offenses in our league. He was a special player for a long, long time.”
I can say that Randy Moss has accomplished a lot in his stint in the NFL. He can be considered as one of the best in the sport and if ever he decides to hang his gears for good, everyone will definitely respect that.