Randy Moss’ agent has said that Moss will hang them up after 13 seasons in the NFL. All in all, it’s not really a big deal. He sort of went out with a little sputter after getting dealt to Minnesota. He resurfaced with Tennessee and wasn’t very effective. Now, he’s gone without any sort of triumphant ending, and he didn’t really perform in his final season.
This is a guy who should’ve been much better. This is a guy who should have been one of the all-time greats, and all he really did was catch a ton of passes while making too much noise off the field. He’s hit a cop (slowly) with his car, and he’s been a pain everywhere he went except in New England. The only problem with New England is that he played great there, but it never amounted in the championship that he was looking for.
Moss, by all accounts, was expected by everybody to be running right alongside Jerry Rice, but he didn’t really make enough noise on the field to get there. He was notorious for taking plays off, not really reaching for some passes that were close, and he also didn’t have a reputation for trying hard in general. That made his enormous talent kind of wasted in some instances.
He started out with so much promise playing with Cris Carter in Minnesota, and he had one of the best seasons a receiver has ever had before the Super Bowl loss to the Giants. He and Brady were like a match made in heaven. They completely changed the Patriots offense, but the fairytale didn’t last long. Bill Belichick traded him, and that was all she wrote. The Patriots proved that they can wrangle bad guys, but they couldn’t taken the bad boy out of Randy altogether.
It’s a shame really, because he was so promising. He had a great career, he’ll go to the hall of fame, but he’ll never be considered as great as he could have been.