Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 2013: Is Randy Moss Greatest Wide Receiver of All Time?

It’s media day at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, which means we are getting all sorts of quotes. One of the most controversial came from one of the most controversial players in the NFL’s history: San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Randy Moss.

“I do think I’m the greatest receiver ever to play this game,” Moss said.

Wait what? Ex-squeeze me? Uh, baking powder? Say it out loud, if you’ve seen Wayne’s World you get it.

That is right folks. The greatest to ever play the game.

He certainly was great, or at least above average. His stats are impressive:

  • 982 receptions
  • 15,292 yards
  • 156 touchdowns
  • 5x All Pro
  • Record for most TDs in a season w/ 23

According to a tweet from Adam Schefter, Rice had a simple yet effective response.

“Put my numbers up against his numbers,” Rice said.

Ok, let’s do that.

  • 1,549 receptions
  • 22,895 yards receiving
  • 197 touchdowns
  • 12x All-Pro

Jerry Rice already beats Moss head to head in almost all statistical categories, of course Rice has a lot more games under his belt. But here is where Rice really runs away with this race, as if the 7 more All-Pro selections and statistics aren’t enough.

  • Rated #1 Player of All-Time by NFL.com
  • 3x Super Bowl Champion
  • Super Bowl XXIII MVP
  • 2x AP NFL OPOY
  • 3x NFC OPOY

Randy Moss has a chance to finally win a Super Bowl, but unfortunately it’s highly doubtful that he’ll be a major impact on the game like Rice was in the 4 Super Bowls he’s played in.

I know, Moss has numerous records, and other accolades to his name, but a player who is known for antics and trouble causing. But seriously? I don’t think this is even close.

Maybe Moss meant “one of the greatest” because that’d certainly be true.


Tags: Jerry Rice Randy Moss Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVII

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