One of the greatest wide receivers of the last generation is coming back. Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss announced on a Ustream chat today that he will be returning to the NFL and is planning on playing next season.
“Your boy be back for the upcoming season”
The announcement ends one of the shortest retirements since Brett Favre. Moss left the NFL last season after finishing one of the most disappointing stints of his entire career with the Tennessee Titans in 2010-11. Moss played 8 games with the Titans, only started 4, and finished 6 receptions, for 80 yards, and no touchdowns.
Moss had a lot of nice things to say about Myra Kraft during his broadcast. It would not surprise me to see Moss try and politic his way back to the New England Patriots. Moss left the Patriots amidst a ton of rumors about arguments with him and Tom Brady, as well as the coaching staff. In his three seasons prior, he had double digit TDs each season, including 23 in 2007.
It will be interesting to see who takes a shot on Moss next season. One would point to the lack of interest in Terrell Owens and look at that as a statement of teams not willing to put up with the diva attitude of an aging receiver. However, Owens is bringing an injury, numerous reports on TMZ.com, and age with him while Moss has remained out of the spotlight and would be coming back healthy. I think there will be some serious interest in what Moss has left in the tank.
From a fantasy football standpoint, I’d absolutely take a shot on him depending upon where he ends up. He is likely going to be used as a deep threat wherever he goes, which could mean a lot of points if the right situation works out. The upside here is that you will probably be able to get Moss in the later rounds which means there could be some high upside with minimal risk.
Get your popcorn ready!