Re: Fans in Minn smoking CRACK...Think they will trade for Moss
posted at 8/28/2010 11:35 PM EDT
Adam of Weston Super Mare, England, writes:
Bearing in mind the Sidney Rice
injury and a one year window of opportunity with Brett Favre
, is there any chance the Vikings offer a second-round pick for Randy Moss
? He is a UFA in 2011 so he wouldn't affect their long term plans. The team needs to do something. Kevin Seifert:
Adam's sentiment was expressed universally by Vikings fans, at least those who contacted me, in the wake of Rice's hip surgery. And I'm convinced that's why so many people were disappointed when they instead acquired Greg Camarillo
from the Miami Dolphins
. It was a nice emergency trade, but it wasn't Moss.
It's true that Moss has suggested this is his last year with the New England Patriots
because he hasn't been offered a contract extension. And it's a fact that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre wanted the Green Bay Packers
to trade for him in 2007.
But the rest is pie-in-the-sky hopes and dreams. The big issue the Vikings face in dealing for any receiver, be it Moss or San Diego's Vincent Jackson
or someone else, is the delicate financial situation they would be in.
Both Moss and Jackson are going to want new contracts. Rice wants a new contract as well, and to this point the Vikings have been unwilling. So do you make a trade for Moss or Jackson, giving them a new deal to ensure tranquility, and then tell Rice to just keep working hard when he returns? That's probably easier said than done.
I do think that most of the facts that led to Moss' departure from Minnesota have dissipated. The organization has changed inside and out, from the owner to the coaching staff to the quarterback. But as of now, it just doesn't seem like a realistic possibility.