Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the New York Jets may still have some interest in Tennessee Titans wide receiver Randy Moss.
You know the drill at this point. The lockout prevents such transactions from taking place.
However, it certainly does not rule out speculation.
As of a month ago, the Jets claimed they did not have interest in Moss.
Yet, when asked by Florio on PFT Live if the Jets were interested in Moss, the team’s general manager Mike Tannenbaum did not offer a firm denial.
This is perhaps a smokescreen on the Jets’ behalf. They have contract issues with Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards looming but a move to Moss would not be a wise one.
In my opinion, Moss is a shot player and would only age a team that is very close to being a Super Bowl club.
While he is a future Hall of Famer, Moss was traded and released in 2010; culminating with him landing on three different rosters by season’s end.
It would appear that the trademark speed of Moss is gone. Thus, his most important asset (the home run threat), is no longer a consistent option. During 16 games last season, Moss failed to break 100 yards receiving in any contest en route to catching only 28 passes.
He had NFL MVP Tom Brady, the remains of Brett Favre, and Tennessee’s hodgepodge collection of quarterbacks throwing passes his way but only hauled in five touchdown passes.
Adding him to the Jets’ mix probably would serve as nothing more than a shock and awe move.
However, nothing is awe-inspiring about Moss on the field these days.