In a week, teams can begin to negotiate with agents representing impending free agents. (Of course, the negotiations already are occurring.)
In two weeks, Randy Moss could have a new team. Or be retired. Again.
Two years ago, Moss became a free agent. When the money he thought he deserved didn’t come his way, he walked away. Throughout the 2011 season, however, rumors persisted that, with the right quarterback and for the right offer, he’d return.
Last year, Moss suddenly decided he wanted to play again. He joined the 49ers on a one-year deal, hardly spoke to the media, by all accounts was a model teammate despite having a minimal role, and then admitted in the days preceding the Super Bowl that he wasn’t happy with his minimal role.
We’ve consistently been told that Moss plans to play for at least another year. When it comes to Moss, however, you never quite know what will happen.
He surely has a short list of teams for which he’d play, including those that will contend for a championship, those that have a franchise quarterback with a live arm, and those that would put him at the top of the depth chart and use him accordingly.
Still, suddenly deciding not to play remains an option for the mercurial and unpredictable Moss. The one thing we know about Moss is that, with Moss, you never really know what’s going to happen until it does.