Randy Moss has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, where he’ll attempt to revive his Hall of Fame-bound career after sitting out the entire 2011 NFL season.
The 35-year-old Moss announced his retirement last summer and appeared to be content but cited a renewed energy during his litany of U-Stream videos that displayed the former Patriot as someone who eagerly wanted to get back on the field.
He’ll join an offense that desperately needs assistance at the wide receiver spot. During January’s NFC title game, San Francisco’s offense completed one pass to a wide receiver – a three yard pass to Michael Crabtree.
Moss must fit in with an offense that doesn’t throw the ball a lot and has Crabtree, who has been underwhelming to date. Mixing in the excitable nature of head coach Jim Harbaugh and it’s evident we could be in store for one of the more compelling storylines to the 2012 season.
San Francisco will need all of the offensive help they can get in with a far more challenging schedule in 2012. The Niners face road games against the Packers, Patriots, and Saints (or what is left of them).
Hopefully, quarterback Alex Smith has some extra hot sauce on his long balls. Of course, this is assuming that Moss can still take the lid off of NFL defenses.