By Matt Noonan
Monday happens to be Randy Moss’s birthday, and according to sources, the former New England Patriots wide receiver is interested in returning to the gridiron in September.
However, don’t expect the birthday boy’s wish to open the gates at Gillette Stadium, especially because Bill Belichick or Tom Brady have moved on since his departure in October of 2010.
Moss played three seasons in New England before being traded to Minnesota. He played four games with the Vikings, and then was released and acquired by Tennessee.
In 2011, the highly touted wide out sat out due to family reasons, but now is determined to make a comeback, and play professional football, again.
So, with all this in mind, here are a few thoughts on what teams should acquire Moss for the upcoming season.
Buffalo Bills – The Bills have roughly $36 million to spend, so acquiring Moss could certainly help their passing attack, as well as open up running lanes for running back Fred Jackson.
New England Patriots – Moss left a sour taste in the mouth of owner Robert Kraft, as well as many Patriot fans because of his postgame rant about his contract in September of 2010. So, I highly doubt that he returns, but knowing Belichick, anything is possible.
Kansas City Chiefs – After the way things ended in December and January of this past season, I strongly believe that Kansas City is on the rebound, and adding Moss could help quarterback Kyle Orton. It’s been a while since the Chiefs had a top-notched receiver, and certainly he’s someone, despite being 35-years-old, who could help Kansas City compete in a rather weak AFC West division.
Chicago Bears – He’s played a majority of his career against this particular squad, and clearly, the Bears need someone to help quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears receiving core isn’t exactly the greatest in the NFL, so again, adding Moss could definitely help Johnny Knox and Devin Hester, as well as the running game.
The NFC West Division – All four teams, (Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and St. Louis Rams) have money to spend, and could use a receiver like Moss. The 49ers would probably be ideal for him, but so would the Cardinals. If he lands a job with Arizona, it would most likely help their quarterback find more options.