Randy Moss’ heart may be in New England, but it’s hard to imagine the Patriots bringing him back next year unless it’s for a very low price. Even then, we’re not sure they would want him.
Moss mentioned returning to Minnesota as another possibility, and that seems like a long shot at best. He also threw out Seattle and Cleveland as potential teams with a wideout need during his recent KFAN appearance.
The Browns seem unlikely based on some comments Mike Holmgren made last November. The Seahawks make a little more sense.
The entire discussion got us thinking: What is Randy Moss’ value?
John Clayton said on 710 ESPN Radio Seattle that he thinks Moss will get a short-term deal worth $6-7 million-per-year.
We think that’s insane.
Moss does not deserve a Terrell Owens-in-Buffalo deal after the season he just had. Production has to mean something and Moss is coming off a season in which he only gained 393 yards. In eight games with the Titans, he had six catches. He wasn’t particularly useful with Minnesota.
If he had any other name, Moss’ career would probably be over after a year like that. Moss is now 34 and we think he’ll have to accept a deal closer to a one-year contract around $2-3 million if he wants to stay in the league.
It’s possible Moss’ pride won’t allow him to take that big a pay cut and he winds up not playing again.