Randy Moss, at the age of 35, has announced that he wants to come back to the National Football League for the 2012 season. Randy Moss had an amazing career, without question, and a future Hall of Famer for sure. But no NFL teams have expressed any interest in Moss as of yet.
The only team that shows interest is the Indoor Football League’s Chicago Slaughter. He wouldn’t be the first ex-NFL wide receiver to play in the IFL. Terrell Owens recently signed with the Allen Wranglers. But Moss has said that the only football he wants to play is in the NFL. ESPN writer Dan Graziano writes about the issue:
The guy washed out with three different teams in 2010, couldn’t find a job in 2011 and now, at the age of 35 and in a free-agent market flooded with good wide receivers in their primes, he thinks a team is going to take a chance on him? Agree to disagree, Randy. Agree to disagree.
That said, I have (as many of you are fond of pointing out) been wrong before. And so, if by some chance Moss can prove he still has enough speed to be a legitimate deep threat — to get separation from defensive backs and perform as a difference-making downfield option for an offense, as he could not do in 2010 for three different teams — would he make any sense in our division?
I think Moss needs to stay retired. I respect him greatly as a player and I will always enjoy watching his crafty catches on Youtube, but it is time to quit. The man is 35 years old, and in the NFL, that is ancient. His bad attitude was funny ten years ago because he was good enough to have it. Now, it would just be sad and inappropriate. He needs to stay retired and wait for his Hall of Fame induction. What do you guys think?