Randy Moss Retires…For Good?
With all of of the hectic free agent activity in the NFL the last week, one name absent from the list has been Randy Moss. Apparently, the offers were not enticing enough to bring Moss back for another season, and the 13-year veteran announced his retirement today. Moss leaves the game have with 954 catches for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns. One thing absent from his collection is a Super Bowl ring, although he did play as a key member of the 2007 Patriots team that lost their only game of the season to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XVIV.
Moss' career numbers easily translate to a first ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee. However, you have to wonder if #84 might get the urge to play again this season if a team is in need of a game changing receiver. Until then, Moss will be remembered for his unbelievable catches, his game breaking ability, and his moodiness that often caused him to take plays off during games.
Still, I always wondered what his career would have turned into had the Cowboys not passed on him (along with 18 other NFL teams) to take Greg Ellis with the 8th selection of the 1998 NFL Draft. Ellis played with the Cowboys for 11 seasons and made one Pro Bowl in 2007. As for Moss, well...his next stop is in Canton.