Patriots, Jets, Rams mentioned as possible Randy Moss destinations

Randy Moss will not be back with the Titans this year. So where will he end up?

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.

44 responses to “Patriots, Jets, Rams mentioned as possible Randy Moss destinations

  1. That is his agent throwing that around, the Pats?, do not make me laugh. There is one constant with Randy, where ever he has been in all but 1 case he was never wanted back. And the one team that took him back a second time the Vikings almost jumped off a building they wanted away from him so bad. The dude could not catch a cold last year.

  2. Maybe the Patriots will sign him and then trade him to the Vikings for another third round pick.

    They got Mallett with the pick they got for Moss last year. If Mallett gets traded in a couple of years for a first round pick, Belichick will get a Noble Prize

  3. The Rams drafted two WRs and another TE this year in the middle rounds. I’m hoping they don’t even *think* about Moss, for so many, many reasons…

  4. Come on back Randy…you’re still loved here in New England…great deep ball threat & unbelievable red zone option for Brady…yup, welcome HOME!!!!

  5. The NY Jets are the team to beat in 2011. No team will defeat the NY Jets. Yet if the Jets get Randy Moss they will be defeated none the less. That defeat will come from within. The entity to defeat the Jets will be Randy Moss.

  6. After the $hit he pulled in Oakland I’d want him about as much as I’d want JaMarcus.

  7. That would be an interesting headline: “Patriots Trade Randy Moss for a 3rd Round Pick, and Randy Moss”

    … but unless Moss has had a serious ego adjustment – and maybe he has – Belichick and Brady would both question whether he could handle a limited role and fewer touches and TDs

    All the Pats need is a legitimate deep WR threat. If Moss can play that one role (and it seems he may have lost a step) and behave he’s a good fit… but I doubt he is

  8. I would want him in Carolina, but only if he’s required to wear a muzzle…

  9. The operative phrase above is “By La Canfora’s way of thinking… .” I can’t see Moss returning to New England unless he agrees to something substantially less—both in terms of contract length and amount—than what he wanted when he was traded to Minnesota. One would also think he effectively burned his bridges with the Patriots. Then again, one would think Belichick would have taken a pass rusher in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  10. It really doesn’t matter if any other teams want Moss, it is up to BB to decide if he will have the honor to be a Patriot again or be forced to play for another team when everyone knows he wants to play for the New England Patriots.

  11. The Patriots never said they didn’t want Moss but they thought the Vikings gave them good value for him with their 3rd round draft pick.

  12. Rex would only use the media to serve his end posturing for Moss so he can sign B. Edwards to a 3 yr. deal at a discount, and similar for Holmes.

    At the end of the day, Rex will say “No Moss”. And I for one am thankful.

  13. It’s a shame. But, knowing Randy Moss he’ll probably explode next year to the tune of 50 catches for 800 yds and 7 tds.

    Remember he pulled a similar disappearing act in Oakland. I think after 3 teams having and ditching him between offseasons will wake him up.

    But then again, I also hope that nobody can be THAT foolish to just keep on keeping on.

  14. That’ll put a dent in Bradford’s development if the Rams get him. He did pretty good last year being damaged goods. I wish him well, even if he’s an Okie, but he doesn’t need Moss.

  15. Complete waste of talent. All style, no substance, when he gets to the HOF, it will make mockery of what a HOF’er is.

    Compare and contrast, if you will, the fire, the determination of Jimmy Brown, Walter Payton, etc. with the f-you attitude of Moss.

    Go ahead, anybody: sign him. See what happens. Even millionares like moss can be losers.

  16. LOL. Moss is a has-been. He did exactly JACK for 3 different teams last year. Funny how Pats fans always think wearing a Pats uni is going to magically rehabilitate and transform a player. Haven’t won jack since 04.

  17. knightringonow says: May 9, 2011 11:03 PM

    Complete waste of talent. All style, no substance, when he gets to the HOF, it will make mockery of what a HOF’er is.

    Compare and contrast, if you will, the fire, the determination of Jimmy Brown, Walter Payton, etc. with the f-you attitude of Moss.

    Go ahead, anybody: sign him. See what happens. Even millionares like moss can be losers.


    Say what you will about his attitude and work ethic but when Moss was in his prime and in the zone he was unstoppable.

    No brainer first ballot HOFer. He is 2nd to only Rice in TDs. Just cause he had a bad attitude and took a few plays off doesnt mean he wasnt one of the best to ever play the game at his position.

    Put it this way: Moss’s best is better than anyone elses best. His problem is that he was only at his best maybe 20% of the time. Guys like CC and Rice were at their best 100% of the time.

    It was less than 9 months ago when he burned Revis with that amazing one handed catch, and you guys act like he hasn’t done anything in years.

  18. How is it the media can’t just call this guy out like they would anyone else??? Any player that pulled the crap this loser has would be crucified by the national media two or three times over, but for some reason they won’t let the hammer fall. I don’t get it. You afraid he ain’t gonna be your friend?

    He was a quitter everywhere till he got traded to the disgusting Patriots, then got his just desserts with “18-1” – then… he quit there, too, so… he got traded. And he quit in Minnesota and eventually Tennessee.
    He’s a bum – call him what he is!
    “Does he have any more gas in the tank?” What a typical, mindless talking head question. Yes, always has, unfortunately he has NEVER had heart – this is what you get with Randy Moss.

    He can probably still run like the wind, and will most likely have a “miracle comeback” with the hated Patriots, should he be so “lucky.” (p.s. Dear New England: I can’t wait for you to suck again, you cheating ch-owards.) The fact is… he has no heart. Never let him forget it. If he’s on the field this year when you Patstards come to town, expect it to rain pig hearts – maybe some will rub off on the Tin Man.

  19. He would be a good fit in Carolina, since they just lost an overrated diva who cries that he wants the ball more but doesn’t have the skills to do anything with it.

    Then they could draft Andrew Luck next year, if there is a draft.

  20. twilightsown says,

    “I can’t wait for New England to suck again”

    As a Raiders fan, you have a decade of experience!

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