Randy Moss doesn’t plan retirement for at least another season
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss didn’t come out of retirement to only play one season in the NFL before returning back to the shadows. As tempting as it may be to end his NFL career on a high note with a Super Bowl win and Lombardi Trophy to immortalize his current playoffs run, a league source claims that Randy Moss still hopes to play one more season before hitting retirement.
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss is on an expiring contract and will become a free agent in March. The 35-year-old Randy Moss came out a two-year retirement earlier last year to sign on a one-year 2.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Randy Moss earlier decision of retirement was based on a turbulent 2010 season as he as he finished absent a future contract with the Tennessee Titans and failed to garner interest from other teams during free agency.
Randy Moss began the season as part of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s receiver rotation that included Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham. However, Randy Moss ended up playing more time at wideout opposite Crabtree after Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams were sidelined with ACL injuries. Still it wasn’t one of his best seasons in the NFL. Randy Moss finished the season with 28 receptions for 434 yards, posting the leading second in the franchise with an average of 15.5 yards a reception.
Jim Harbaugh still hoped earlier this month to persuade Randy Moss to return with the San Francisco 49ers for next season.
“For official publication, I definitely want Randy to come back. And I hope he feels the same way,” said Jim Harbaugh, adding that a conversation on that had not yet taken place with Randy Moss.
The 14-year veteran Randy Moss had earlier indicated that he would be more prepared to choose between retirement or retuning with the San Francisco 49ers by the end of the season.
His teammates are however hoping to welcome back Randy Moss next season not just based on his receiving skills, but also his presence in the locker room.
"He's a guy that we need in the locker room," San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carols Rogers previously said.