Star WR Randy Moss doesn’t expect to be with the Patriots beyond next season, according to multiple published reports.
Moss, who turns 33 this month, is entering the final year of a three-year, $27 million contract extension and doesn’t believe he’ll get a new deal following the 2010 season.
“I don’t think they’re going to extend my contract here,” Moss said. “I understand the beast, the nature of it. I think that what I think, what I know, I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back. So, after this season, if there’s not a lockout, I’ll be looking for a new team. I’ve got a lot of respect for the Patriots and what they did for me and my family. The only thing I can do is play this year out and see what my future holds after that.”
When asked why he won’t be back, Moss said it’s the nature of the business and he has no ill-will toward the Patriots.
“It’s the business of it, man,” Moss said. “You got to understand the business of football. There is not bad blood. There is no animosity on my side or their side. I think it’s just the nature of the business of the NFL.
“You know the Patriots don’t really pay, so when I got my second contract from them, that was a blessing in disguise. I understand the business. I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back. I’m not mad. I’m not bitter. It’s just the way things are in this NFL, so like I said after this year, I’ll be looking for a new team. I think so.”