Randy Moss’ agent says the receiver will retire after 13 seasons
Randy Moss was the most talented player in the 1998 NFL Draft, but character concerns caused him to slip all the way to the Minnesota Vikings, who held the 21st pick. Moss occasionally lived up to his bad boy reputation, but he also fulfilled his tremendous athletic promise, reeling in 954 receptions in 13 seasons. Apparently the prolific play-maker will not be adding to that total as his agent, Joel Segal, informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter earlier today that Moss will retire.
Randy Moss was a threat to score anytime he stepped on the field and he proved that early on as 17 of his first 69 NFL receptions resulted in a score. He maintained that ability almost till the end, grabbing five touchdowns in eight games last season before closing out the year with an eight game scoreless streak as a Titan.
Moss’ lackluster finish in Tennessee can in no way diminish his career accomplishments, though. Eight times the Marshall product topped the 1200 yard mark and nine times he recorded 10 or more touchdowns in a season.
Moss currently ranks eighth in career receptions, fifth in receiving yards (14, 858), second in touchdown receptions (153), and ninth in receiving yards per game (73.6). His most prolific campaign came in 2003 when he grabbed 111 receptions for 1,632 yards and also tallied 17 touchdowns. Moss also had a banner season in his first year as a New England Patriot, catching 98 passes for 1,493 yards and an NFL season record 23 touchdowns.
Moss’ presence helped the Patriots produce a 16-0 regular season in 2007 as well as a trip to Super Bowl XLII where they lost to the New York Giants 14-17. The 34 year old West Virginia native caught five passes for 62 yards and one score in his lone Super Bowl appearance.
Moss played for four teams, the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, and Titans, in his 13 year career.