New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is a national treasure both on and off the field. He’s the most physically gifted wide receiver I’ve ever watched and he’s an insightful and animated commentator in the booth.
Moss is now going to represent ESPN on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. Moss had spent the past three years with Fox Sports.
Most pregame shows offer eyerolling theater with a bunch of former-bros trying to laugh youthfulness back into their bodies and are devoid of any real value for football fans. Some players offer valid insight- looking at you, Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi- and Moss is going to bring his formidable football IQ to the table.
Moss will be joined by former Raiders and Packers great Charles Woodson and Boston College graduate Matt Hasselbeck as a part of the Sunday NFL Countdown rookie class. The trio will be replacing Fall Guy Chris Carter, your angry uncle at Thanksgiving Mike Ditka, and former Jets wide receiver Keshawn Johnson. You can already tell that this will be a major upgrade.
Moss will also be taking over for former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis on Monday Night Countdown.
Perhaps pregame shows will become watchable again.