This isn’t your Carson Palmer type retirement… But might it be the Brett Favre type?
Randy Moss has announced that he plans to retire this season after an illustrious career that spanned 13 highlight seasons in the NFL- check that, 12 highlight seasons.
It almost goes without saying that 2010 will go down as a year Randy Moss would like to forget. It was the worst year of his career and one which the Hall of Famer would no doubt like stricken from his personal record. Moss spent more time bouncing from team to team and giving tirades in the media than he did catching passes and touchdowns.
The debate can now begin, though you’d be hard pressed to find many that will argue that Randy Moss is one of the greatest wide receivers and deep ball threats the NFL has ever seen. In his prime days with the Vikings, Moss and the Patriots Moss was an unstoppable force. Moss amassed over the course of his career 952 receptions, 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns.
While playing with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, Randy Moss recorded the single greatest season by an NFL receiver and broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving touchdowns record with 23 trips to the end-zone.
At 34, it may appear that Moss’ freakish athletism may be declining, you have to wonder if there’s a team or an opportunity that might be good enough to pull Moss back in. It’s hard to see Moss ending his career on last year’s note.
If Moss doesn’t return, what team will he go into the Hall of Fame with? Vikings or Patriots?