Randy Moss working out as a 49er?

Am I the only San Francisco 49er fan that doesn’t want to see Randy Moss dress up in the red & gold?

I do not feel as if an aged veteran, arguably the 2nd best wide receiver in the history of football, has a place on the 49ers. Sure, SF lost to the (eventual Super Bowl winning) New York Giants with only 1 pass for 3 yards to a receiver. It’s common knowledge that Jed York, Jim Harbaugh, Trent Balke, and company will be looking for a few wideouts before the season starts. But folks, let’s go young. Let’s train rookies or go with some younger free agents. 

The 35-year-old Moss, who worked out last Tuesday with the New Orleans Saints, played for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans in a rocky 2010 season. Moss’ best season came for the Patriots in 2007, when he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and single-season record 23 touchdowns in helping New England to a 16-0 regular-season record. Moss has 954 catches for 14,858 yards and 153 TDs in his 13-year career, which included a stint in the Bay Area with the Oakland Raiders in 2005-2006. Moss has had more than 1,000 yards receiving in a season 10 times, second only to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who did that 14 times. He is tied for 2nd in the touchdown totals with Terrell Owens, and 1 more catch would put him solidly behind Rice. I suppose it would be neat for San Francisco to have been the home of all of those top 3 guys, right?

With Josh Morgan becoming a free agent tomorrow, and Michael Crabtree not living up to his 10th overall draft pick a couple of years ago, I know the 49ers are frustrated. But instead, let’s aim for Marques ColstonPierre Garcon, or several of the other younger guys who can still make a play to be the top receiver in San Francisco.

Randy Moss has no Super Bowl ring, and San Francisco and New Orleans are the only places where he has a solid chance to get one, where the team actually needs a top receiver.

How do you feel about the possibility of Randy Moss as a 49er for 1 to 2 years?

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It’s an awesome ride. =-)