NFL Analyst Denies Randy Moss and his GOAT Wide Receiver Claim

December 20, 2020 1:52 pm

Randy Moss is one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. The former Pro-Bowler is considered one of the greatest NFL players in the history of the league.

He is often discussed in the conversation for the greatest wide-receivers to play the game, along with players like Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice.

Moss himself recently said in an interview that he considers himself to be the greatest wide receiver in the NFL. He said that Owens and Rice are behind him on the list.

However, one person seemed to disagree with him, NFL analyst Matt Miller. He replied to a tweet with his quote with a simple “No.”

Moss certainly has a case to make when it comes to him being the greatest wide receiver in the history of the NFL. He entered the league in 1998. He joined the Minnesota Vikings as the 21st pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.

Moss spent six seasons with the Vikings. In his first season, he was absolutely fantastic. Moss made the Pro-Bowl, was named Pro-Bowl MVP, and made All-Pro first team.

Randy Moss – GOAT Wide Reciever?

During his time with the Vikings, Moss continued to make several Pro-Bowl teams and All-Pro first teams. However, he was never able to take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl.

After 6 seasons with the Vikings, Moss left to join the Oakland Raiders. It was after leaving the Vikings that his career started to slow down. After an unremarkable stint with the Raiders, Moss joined the New England Patriots in 2007.

In his first season, he was able to reach his first NFL Super Bowl. However, he failed on the biggest stage, falling to the New York Giants. After 3 years with the Patriots, Moss returned for another season with the Vikings.

At 33, Moss was a shell of himself. After one season, Moss bounced around from teams like the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers.

In his final season in the league, Moss had one last chance to add a Super Bowl ring to his career but failed yet again. Moss retired in 2013.

Moss was named to the NFL 100th anniversary team and the 2000s All-Decade team, an honor given to a select few. But it will be interesting to see how he responds to Miller’s comments about his legacy.

Aaditya Krishnamurthy

Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports. He has an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on International Relations. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune podcast until he graduated. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now. He staunchly believes that Derrick Rose, his favorite player, would be a Top-3 player today had he not gotten injured.

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