When Randy Moss last played for the Titans in the 2010 NFL season, he appeared to be on his last wheels and near the end of what had been a hall-of-fame career. He reportedly stayed in the best shape he’d ever been in after the season, but opted to retire instead of chasing the Super Bowl ring that had eluded him for so long. Today he announced he’s coming back to football, but after not playing in the 2011 season, you have to wonder what kind of impact he could have on an NFL team. To expect Moss to make direct impact on the field next season would be unwise, but the impact he could have on an NFL teams’ WR corps could be beneficial. His knowledge of the NFL game led Patriots coach Bill Belichick to call Moss one of the smartest player he’s ever coached. If a team has some open receiver spots after free agency and the NFL Draft(like the Bengals potentially), Moss could be signed as a fifth or six WR that would serve as more of a mentor to a team that might have a young WR Corps(again, the Bengals).
I think its safe to say he’ll want to sign with the Patriots if they’ll take him. He’s still good friends with many of the Patriot players, coaches, and even Robert Kraft. He even showed up for the funeral of Myra Craft, so there’s clearly still a strong relationship their. I still don’t think this team has enough veteran leadership to handle a head-case like Moss, especially when one of our “supposed” leaders, Rey Maualuga, just got arrested for his second alcohol-related incident since he;s been in the league. I hope Moss comes back and contributes to a team. It just won’t be the Bengals.