It's been four years since Randy Moss's second stint with the Vikings ended abruptly, but the retired NFL wide receiver is still making headlines.
Brian Lutz of Medium.com recently spent some time with Moss in Charleston, West Virginia. Lutz describes Moss as a 37-year-old that is lean and fit, and could still beat some NFL defensive backs.
Moss was drafted by the Vikings in 1998, and played for the Purple until he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2005. He returned to the Vikings for four games in 2010 before being cut, and last played in 2012 for the San Francisco 49ers.
On Tuesday, Moss and former Viking Donovan McNabb made headlines on Fox Sports Live when they blamed the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff and front office - not the players - for the team's struggles over the last couple of years.
Moss said the Cowboys have the roster, but the team continues to sputter due to the coaching and front office setup.
“The thing that’s not really fair to Tony Romo is he really hasn’t had that coaching to be able to bring him along,” Moss said. “I’m not sitting here busting Garrett or trying to call Garrett out, but there has not been nothing steady in Dallas. It’s always coaches come and go.”
Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN wrote a story Thursday saying the Vikings need to retire Moss's No. 84 when the team opens their new stadium in 2016. Zulgad said retiring the No. 84 is no-brainer for the Vikings.
Moss joined a Vikings team in 1998 that had made the playoffs the year before, but had trouble drawing in fans. Zulgad credits Moss with helping change the culture of the Vikings fan base. In his rookie season in 1998, Moss caught 17 touchdowns - an NFL record - and helped lead the team to a 15-1 regular season.
Fans will have an opportunity to see Moss on Fox Sports 1 throughout the football season. The former wide receiver will also help coach his son's high school football team in North Carolina this fall.