Randy Moss retired once, in 2011, but returned to the game about six months later on a one-year deal with the 49ers. After that, he called it quits again and joined Fox Sports 1 as an NFL analyst..
But even at 37, he says he’s still in top shape and confirmed an earlier report by Jay Glazer that the Seahawks had reached out to him about replacing receiver Percy Harvin, who has since been shipped to the Jets.
Moss declined the offer, but while on Fox Sports’ “The Peter Schrager Podcast” last week, he didn’t rule out an NFL return — so long as it was with a certain quarterback.
The career numbers are off the charts. 982 receptions, 15,292 yards, 156 TD's, 15.6 average. The one glaring figure that sticks out is six teams in 14 years(Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Minnesota, Tennessee, San Francisco).
First, it was coaching high school kids. Next, it was television. It makes sense that you should return to catching passes in the NFL. Every place you have ever been has given you a glowing recommendation on the way out.
Why not give Peyton Manning a call? He should have plenty of room on his plate for you. He won't mind that you won't be motivated to run hard on every pass pattern.
“So for me to be able to say that I still miss the game, I still love the game — I’m loving what I’m doing here at Fox, don’t get it wrong — but for me to be able to come back to the game for a guy like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, guys, I might consider something like that.
I hope Randy gets the same response from Peyton as he would from Tom Brady. He should just keep doing that great job as an analyst for FOX. I doubt they'll keep the seat warm for your return.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.