August 1, 2011

Randy Moss Retires

By - Kris Fletcher

According to his agent, Randy Moss, one of the most prolific wide receivers in the history of the National Football League, has decided to walk away from the game.

"After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he's decided to retire," Joel Segal said earlier today.

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In thirteen seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans, Moss had 954 receptions for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns.

Unlike the majority of people, I'm actually not that shocked to hear this. At only 34, there's no doubt Moss still has some football left in him. However, it was obvious to me during the second half of last season that he never got over being released by New England, so if his heart was no longer in it, this was the right thing to do.

It's hard to say how history will remember Randy Moss. I for one, will never forget the 2007 season. What Moss and the rest of the Patriots did that year, despite coming up short in the Super Bowl, was nothing short of extraordinary.

Hopefully, future generations will remember him for the spectacular receiver he was, and not the troubled soul that at times he seemed to be.


  1. I'm gonna miss Moss. One of my all time favorite players. His rookie year with the Vikings stands out for me. He was crazy good from the start. Great receiver.

  2. I was floored to hear this. Just the other day his agent was talking about what great shape he was in and how whoever signed him was going to get the Moss of old, then he just retires. Great receiver who would have been even better had he checked his attitude at the door. I agree that he never got past the Patriots releasing him.

  3. Oh, if only the Titans had taken him back in '98 instead of Dyson. Yes, they took him AHEAD of Moss. What could have been. . . .

  4. I hope he changes his mind and ends up coming back. He's one of the best wideouts ever.

  5. I don't think he'll stay retired.