Veteran wide receiver — and future Hall of Famer — Randy Moss presents one of the most intriguing names when the free-agent market eventually opens.
After a virtually non-existent stretch (as in six catches in eight games) to end the season in Tennessee, Moss’ value has certainly diminished. Now 34, he’s considered by many to be a one-trick pony who perhaps can no longer do that one trick. So the question is this: Does Moss have anything left to offer his next team?
“I think there’s something left in the tank, that’s how I look at his abilities,” said NFL Network’s Jamie Dukes. “I think there is something there. He doesn’t run the full route tree, but he’s still a viable option, and I think he still has talent. But if he’s going to bring trouble wherever he goes, then it’s happy trails.”
For Charles Davis, the second question is whether Moss can still beat deep coverages.
“I wonder how much he can still run at this point,” Davis said. “We know Moss is at his best when he has run past people or jumped over them to make plays. … Can Moss still run, get away from people, and is he willing to run more routes now to make himself more viable if he can’t run past people? I think that’s the question that still has to be answered about Moss.”
Plenty of questions, indeed. Somehow, the discussion on whether or not Moss is still relevant seems like an opening for a surprise next season.