After getting traded to the Minnesota Vikings early last season and then getting cut and picked by the Tennessee Titans, Randy Moss had a tough and unproductive season. Even worse for the once-dynamic wide receiver, he did not receive any satisfactory offers during the offseason and decided to retire in July. Though his papers have been filed, Moss can un-retire anytime he wants, provided he gets an offer from a team. It doesn’t appear that Randy Moss will come out of retirement for any team this season, unless that team is the New England Patriots.
According to Chip Fontanazza of the West Virginia Metro News, Randy Moss has been staying and shape and would welcome a return to the NFL, if that return included playing for the New England Patriots. According to an unnamed source, Moss regrets leaving New England and would only return to play for the Patriots. The question is, “Would the Patriots welcome back Randy Moss?” The answer is probably not. He did not leave under the best circumstances, considering he was unhappy with his contract and his words likely forced his way out of town. However, it does bring up an interesting thought. Chad Ochocinco has seemed to struggle picking up the offense, and it’s unclear what impact he will have on the team. What if Ochocinco falters? What if the passing attack is ineffective four or five weeks into the season? Does Moss get a phone call from Bill Belichick?
It’s an interesting debate and one that could play out as the season progresses. What are your thoughts, having seen the team in four preseason games? Vote in the poll below.