The Tennessee Titans didn’t acquire Randy Moss to be a backup.
Moss is listed as a starter on the Titans’ depth chart this week, with Nate Washington listed as the other starter at wide receiver.
However, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean quotes Titans coach Jeff Fisher as saying he can’t see Moss being in a position to be an every-down player, playing 60-70 plays a game. So Moss will get some plays off by design.
Maybe that way he won’t feel the need to take so many plays off when he’s on the field.
For now, it’s no surprise that Moss is a starter. The main reason the Titans wanted Moss is that they’ve been shorthanded at wide receiver, with Kenny Britt and Justin Gage both injured.
The big question is how Moss will fit in with the Titans when they’ve got all their receivers healthy, and whether he’ll be able to handle a reduced role. For now, Moss is a starter because the Titans don’t have much of a choice.