After 14 seasons in the NFL, future Hall of Famer and former wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Randy Moss, has decided to call it a career announcing his playing days are over.
Moss let retirement plans be known during Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants telling FOX’s Joe Buck the following via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
“I think at 36, I think I’m where I need to be right now,” Moss said. ”I’m enjoying my family life. I’m enjoying being on FOX with this great cast and just moving on with the next chapter in my life.”
With Moss deciding to become an NFL analyst for FOX, it was only fitting for arguably one of the greatest wide receivers of all-time to make the announcement on the network he intends to work for. The writing was already on the wall that Moss intended to retire, but chose to make it official to clear up any speculation that he might return to the field for one more season.
Although it could be argued that Moss never truly reached his potential in the NFL with all the bumps in the road during his career, the 36-year-old will end his playing days as one of the best to have ever played the position. Few would question Moss being in the top tier of wide receivers along with Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, also former Raiders, but the fact he became such a problem from coaches and teams will always tarnish his legacy in the NFL.
Moss will finish third on the all-time list for receiving yards (15,292) behind Rice (22,895) and Terrell Owens (15,934) while finishing ahead of Issac Bruce (15,208) and Brown (14,934). Moss also finishes fourth on the all-time touchdown list with 157 and ninth in receptions with 982.