I thought this went without saying, but since we dedicated multiple posts to the topic and other outlets made headlines out of it, I figured it was at least worth mentioning that the Vikings do not plan to bring back Randy Moss for yet another go of it in Minnesota.
Rick Spielman’s press conference at the end of this week was non-committal when it came to just about every subject the media pressed him on. That was not the case when asked about Moss, however.
“We’ll be moving on,” Spielman said. “Randy was a great player. But, again, our focus is more on trying to get a young team.”
The fact that Spielman uses the word “was” instead of “is” shows that Spielman thinks Moss is done being a premier threat in the NFL.
Even if Moss proves doubters wrong and becomes 2012’s Comeback Player of the Year, there is little arguing that the 35 year old wide out doesn’t mesh with Spielman’s stated goal of assembling a younger and more talented roster.
The Vikings are expected to target free agents coming off their rookie contract and largely build through the talented group of Draft prospects this offseason.
This is likely the last we will hear about this topic for a while. However, if Moss is available for an extended period of time, if Percy Harvin makes public his desire to once again play with Moss, and if Moss’ price tag drops significantly, we may again have to evaluate the situation.