Like many of the leagues all-time greats, Randy Moss found that leaving the game of football was difficult. Randy announced to the media that he intends to come out of the depths of retirement and play in the 2012-2013 season.
"I wanna play football," Moss said to UStream on the Monday morning of his birthday."Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I'm really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life."
Earlier in the year (after Moss had been passed around from team to team the previous season), Randy hung up the cleats. This was just seasons after breaking the receiving touchdown record with 23. Many people speculated that it was a publicity stunt or that he would make an immediate comeback. Just when it was seeming like he was done for good, he did just that.
Days before he retired, His agent, Joel Segal, told the media that Moss was "in the best shape of his life." This leaves us wondering. Can Moss still play at the high level that he did back in his Patriot and days? Probably not, but he could possibly still contribute as a intimidating deep threat. One big factor in Randy's production will be motivation. Assuming he has even a fraction of the physical ability that he used to, it will come down to weather he trys or not. When he tried, he was possibly the greatest receiver of all time. When he didn't, he played good enough to get cut from the struggling Titans receiving core.
All of this being said, where does Randy Moss fit into today's NFL? When he retired, Tom Brady said that he would be happy to welcome Randy Moss back. Is a Moss,Patriot reunion a possibility? Bill Belichick has been known to make some unorthodoxed offseason moves, but I just don't see this happening. They had a great run, but they let him go for a reason.
Comment your opinions on Moss coming back to the Patriots or if not, where he will end up.