Future Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss has decided to retire after age 34.
During this crazed free agency run, the All-Pro wide out has seen different offers from teams, and after deliberations with his agent Joel Segal, has decided that his best option for his career is to retire.
“After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he’s decided to retire,” Segal was quoted early on Monday.
Moss, drafted 21st overall by Minnesota in 1998, spent his first seven seasons with the Vikings, then played for the Oakland Raiders in 2005 and 2006. He then took his talents to New England, where he broke the record for touchdowns in a single season with 23. In 2010, he moved from the Pats, back to the Vikings, and then finally ended up in Tennessee, having been traded more times than any other player in history in a single season.
Moss ends his storied career with 954 receptions (only ten wide outs were ever able to accomplish), 14858 receiving yards (fifth all time), and 153 touchdowns (second only to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice).
With these stats, if Randy Moss stays retired, he will definitely be a shoe-in to be a Hall-of-Famer. Moss will become Hall-of-Fame eligable in the same class as quarterback Brett Favre.
Here’s to you Randy Moss for a great career. You will be missed.
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