The fall from grace from Randy Moss in 2010 must have been humbling. One of the greatest receivers of all time suddenly went from a Pro Bowler to irrelevant, unable to make a consistent impact with the three times that tried him.
We’ve wondered if Moss’ career would even continue. He clearly wants to keep playing, but will teams want to give him a shot? And will Moss still want to play if the best contract he could muster is a “cheap” one-year deal like for $2 million with nothing guaranteed?
According to his agent Joel Segal, Moss is motivated to put last year behind him.
“Randy has been working out, two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia,” Joel Segal told NFL.com. “He is determined, motivated and quite frankly has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends up getting Randy, they’re going to know they’re getting the old Randy Moss. He’s not just coming in to be on the team, he’s going to be Randy Moss — a difference maker.”
(Sources confirm that “two-a-days” in West Virginia do not include a P90x session with Florio.)
Moss is now 34. His agent’s job is to make his client sound motivated, but the eye in the sky doesn’t lie. Last year’s film is going to make it hard for Moss to get a big contract.
The lockout has probably worked in Moss’ favor. First and second year players that would normally develop during OTAs may struggle to take a step forward.
That should help Moss get a job, but he probably will have to wait for the first big wave of young free agents to sign first. It’s an unfamiliar position for Moss, but his play last year likely will make him an afterthought to most teams.