Since the end of the Super Bowl, Randy Moss has said he wants to play in the upcoming season, but it will likely not be with the San Francisco 49ers. On Sunday, Moss hinted in a tweet, if does return to play, he won’t be suiting up for San Francisco in the 2013 season.
Wished we could’ve finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers
— Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) March 3, 2013
Without a doubt, the Moss experiment in San Francisco worked out well for the Niners. Yes, there could have been more production out of the wide receiver, especially after Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham went down with season-ending injuries. But you cannot ask for much more from a 36-year old receiver who posted 28 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns last season. When you throw in his mentoring of the 49ers young receiving corps and the fact he was not a distraction on or off the field, he was an asset to the team.
Moss was sparsely used in the first half of the season, but he saw his production increase as the season went on. He played in all 16 games and only had two games in which he did not record a reception. Even though the Hall of Fame receiver was a deep threat opposing defenses had to account for, I am not really concerned about him leaving and joining another team, especially after his “alligator arms” performance in the Super Bowl. It is time for the Niners to move on without him.
Good luck to Moss finding another team that is both a contender and willing to sign him to a contract.