So yesterday Randy Moss officially declared himself as unretired and looking for a team to play for in 2012. People of course immediately associate him with the Patriots. According to Rotoworld the Jets and Eagles are interested in him as well. Chances are he will end up with anyone that will give him a chance however.
In his career Randy has 14,858 receiving yards and 154 touchdowns. This puts him at fifth all time for receiving yards and third in TD receptions. A 1000 yard, 3 TD season puts him second all time on both lists, assuming Terrell Owens doesn't come back and pad his stats, Terrell is second in both stats right now. Even if Terrell does come back Randy will probably end the season third all time in receiving yards assuming he plays, passing up Tim Brown and Isaac Bruce.
Randy could be a great fallback for the Rams if we can't sign Brandon Lloyd or one of the other big name wide receivers. If we lose Lloyd it will probalby be to the Pats and I can't see them signing both Moss and Lloyd. Rumors say the Eagles will franchise tag Desean Jackson. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say one WR with the diva tag is enough for them. Of the rumored teams that leaves the Jets and they also have more than enough locker room headaches at the moment. If Randy wants to cement his legend he's probably going to have to settle to playing for whatever team will have him.
Everyone knows about Randy's awful 2010 season and his subsequent "retirement" last year. Hopefully that year off and the negative press will bring about an attitude adjustment. Signing him would be under the assumption that he has done so and want to end his Hall of Fame career on a high note. Fisher of course is also known for working with some of the more difficult personalities in his career.
Besides his 2010 season, and the two years when he was injured for three games Randy has never failed to reach 1000 yards. Another upside is he has only missed those 6 games in 12 years in the NFL. A lot of this is probably due to the fact that he's always been a workout demon. Acccording Chris Carter on Sportscenter last night he can still run a 4.3 forty.
A receiver that can stretch the field and catch the jump ball in the end zone is exactly what Sam Bradford needs to get his career back on track. Sam was known for his accuracy with the long pass in college and I'd personally love to see him hook up with Moss a few times this year. As Moss moves up the ranks into second all time it could bring some positive press to the Rams. If Owens came back as well and they juggled second in the all time TD receptions a few times it could bring a lot of great press as those two Hall of Fame careers come to an end.
The last great thing about Randy's situation is he can probably be had cheap for what he could do. I would guess he will be signed for an incentive laden one year contract somewhere between the league minimum (just under one million) and three million dollars. This would be a great one or two year fill in while the Rams plug other holes in their roster.
Would you like to see Randy Moss end his Hall of Fame career as a Ram?
Yes, let's do it. (43 votes)
Only if we can't sign another big name receiver (37 votes)
No, never, too much trouble to deal with him. (40 votes)
120 total votes