Randy Moss is unhappy with the lack of progress toward a new contract.
He also may want to change the team he plays for, and return to the Vikings (his first team), according to sources.
The Patriots have not traded Moss, nor given permission to Moss’ agent to talk to the Vikings.
If Moss is traded, New England would likely receive at least first and third round draft picks, as well as either another player or another draft pick (probably something similar to when the Ravens acquired Anquan Boldin during this past off season).
Bill Belichick and the Patriots have shown a liking for accumulating draft picks instead of free agents.
Favre to Moss? They spent seven years trying to out-score each other. Now, they may be on the same team.
Imagine…Favre’s arm strength coupled with Moss’ deep threat ability.
My gut tells me the Patriots were thinking about this for a while, even though it’s just now coming out into the public. The Patriots don’t mess around. No matter who you are; if you’re not about the team, they don’t want you.
Did anyone notice how the Patriots were scoring at will last night, and Moss didn’t even catch one pass?
The only problem for the Patriots is (as I wrote in Brady gets paid) if Moss leaves, who is their big play threat? Wes Welker is great, Aaron Hernandez is playing well, but neither of them are Randy Moss.
Moss is: tenth all-time in receptions (935), fifth all-time in receiving yards (14,604) and second all-time in TD receptions (151). He’s averaging 15.4 yards per reception this season. He can still play when he wants to.
The issue holding this deal up is that Moss wants a long-term contract, as do all veterans. Moss has earned it.
If you’re Minnesota, are willing to give that money to Moss after they gave Favre $20 million (pending incentives) for this season alone ?
Either way, it should make for a very interesting bye week in Foxborough.
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