With not much else going on in the NFL these days, that’s the kind of speculation that fuels the discussion in the football world, and Monday evening’s Total Access on NFL Network began with Jason La Canfora speculating that Moss could return to the Patriots.
By La Canfora’s way of thinking, Moss would become more of a team player if he returned to New England because he’ll be humbled by the fact that he was only claimed on waivers by one team last year, and now that team doesn’t want him back.
Of course, if the Patriots didn’t want Moss last year, it’s a big question whether they’ll want him back this year. If Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t want Moss, La Canfora thinks Jets coach Rex Ryan might.
And then there’s St. Louis, where ESPN’s Mike Sando says Moss could be a good fit because he played for the Rams’ new offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, when they were both in New England.
Even at age 34 and on the down side of his career, we assume some team is going to make Moss an offer whenever free agency starts. But it says a lot about how far Moss has fallen that the questions are less about how much Moss is going to make in free agency, and more about whether any team wants him.