After a 2010 season that saw Randy Moss play for three different teams and not play particularly well for any of them, it’s easy to forget that he’ll be one of the big-name (though probably not big-money) free agents available whenever free agency starts.
Moss is hoping NFL teams haven’t forgetten about him.
In an entertaining interview revolving mostly around Moss’s NASCAR Truck Series team, Moss told ESPN’s Ryan McGee that he firmly believes he’ll be a great player in 2011, and he’s willing to play for any team that will give him a chance.
“I want to play wherever they want me to play,” Moss said. “I’m a free agent. I know I’m 34. I know I didn’t have a great season last year. But I also know that these still work [holds up his hands] and I know I can still play at a high level. We just need to get this season back on track so I can start working on finding that team that wants Randy Moss on their roster.”
The interview started with a stipulation that there would be no football talk because, Moss said, “When I come out here to the racetrack, it’s all about getting away from football.” But Moss was willing to break his own rule long enough to confirm that he’s looking forward to being able to sign with whatever team will take him for the 2011 season, just as soon as the lockout ends.
“I’m a wanted man, so we just need to see who wants me,” Moss said. “Right now, nobody wants anybody, so we have to get all that worked out.”
Moss seems to be in good spirits, and he gushed about his love of racing.
“I’m from West Virginia,” Moss said. “If you didn’t know what was happening in NASCAR, you were on the outside. NASCAR is a big league sport, but it’s still also country and redneck. Like here at Darlington or at Martinsville, where we’re about to go. These are my people, man. Call me a redneck, blackneck, whatever. I’m as comfortable here as I am on the football field.”
But Moss isn’t ready to give up football for NASCAR just yet.