The Vikings may have finally found an answer for their wide receiver problem.
According to multiple sources, including Jay Glazer, Minnesota is close to completing a deal that would bring Randy Moss over from the New England Patriots.
Glazer says the deal is contingent upon the Vikings working out a new contract with Moss, who is currently set to become a free agent after 2010.
Moss showed frustration earlier this season over the Patriots’ unwillingness to give him an extension. Moss has caught 9 balls this year for 139 yards and 3 touchdowns, but failed to make a single catch during New England’s victory over the Dolphins Monday night.
Clearly, Moss is no longer in the Patriots’ short- or long-term plans. The Vikings, however, have a dire need for a tall wide receiver who can stretch the field. And we know Brett Favre is a big Moss fan: reportedly, one of the things that drove a wedge between Favre and Packer GM Ted Thompson was Thompson’s refusal to sign Moss.
I’m guessing Favre would be on-board with this trade if it goes through. All we can do now is wait and see if it comes together. As of now, it appears the Prodigal Freak is about to make his long-hoped-for return.