Will Randy Moss surely retire to qualify for the 14th season of the National Football League (NFL)?
Joel Seagal, an agent for Randy Moss, informed NFL Network and ESPN about his client’s choice. He said the host was considering offers from several clubs, but decided to withdraw. Segal declined to comment in particular on the offers, but rather said his 34-year-old client felt it was time to retire.
“Randy considered his options, considered the offers and decided to retire,” Segal said.
Randy Moss was usually associated with the New York Jets as a destination for this year, but signed WR Plaxico Burress yesterday.
Randy Moss played for three teams in 2010 – he was traded from New England to Minnesota last October, abandoned by the Vikings in November before concluding with Tennessee – and had his minimum success period (28 catches, 393 yards, 5 touchdowns). .
“I don’t want to say that he was the best deep threat ever, because the threat is something you do without doing anything. He did it, “WR of the Hall of Fame James Lofton, who knows a lot about stretching the pitch, told Robert Klemko of USA TODAY.
His 153 touchdowns have tied for Terrell Owens for second on the career list, and he is also fifth in the yards (14,858) and tied with Hines Ward for eighth in the receptions (954).
These statistics and his position as perhaps the biggest strong threat in the historical past of the National Football League (NFL) are likely to make him a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame.
His career began with 7 seasons with the Vikings in Minnesota, before remaining inactive for two years in Auckland. He reappeared as a force with the New England Patriots in 2007, breaking a one-season record of 23 passes from Todd Brady to help the Patriots reach the Super Bowl.
Randy Moss was elected Marshal’s first round in 1998, receiving the twenty-first general. Concerns about his off-field habits, however, prevented him from leaving much earlier. He responded by winning the offensive rookie of the year, awarded the best rookie season of all time by the NFL Network.
“Randy has been a great player for a long time,” said Bob Pruet, coach of Randy Moss College in Marshall. “He chooses this on his own terms and I think that’s good. If that’s what he wants to do, he has to do it. “
In the course of his career, Randy Moss gained a reputation as one of the most dangerous players in the game when he wanted to be.
His combination of size, speed and cunning is hardly seen as a player in his position and he should get some credit for the increase in two defenses in the National Football League, which were created largely to prevent Randy Moss from them. burn down the field.
“His control over his body, his ability to slow down, rise and position himself is incredibly better than anyone I’ve ever seen play the game … He had a phenomenal presence on the football field. He was a player that the defense had to adjust to and he really didn’t do very well, “said Lofton.
Viking supporters were euphoric at the news of his return last season. Randy Moss caught 13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in 4 games back in purple, collided with Childress in the locker room and refused some teammates with his inadequate attitude towards a restaurateur at the end of his run. He embraced former Patriots teammates after losing to the Vikings, then strangely approached the podium to fuss over the Patriots, rebuked the Vikings for neglecting his strategic leadership, and declared his strategy of interviewing himself for the rest of the season instead of to allow reporters to do so.
One of Randy Moss’s former team-mates believes he has enough of that ability left, which will actually recede (Brett Favre’s quarterback Randy Moss soon in 2010) and retire.
“He is as talented a man as I have seen him play the game. He is a man of pride and, more than anything else, has been thinking about his legacy for the past few years, “said ESPN analyst Robert Smith, who played Randy Moss in the Vikings from 1998-2000.