It seems almost a 100% certainty that, on Wednesday, Randy Moss will be traded to the Vikings for a 3rd round draft pick.
Initially, reports were that Moss would not move to Minnesota without first hashing out a long-term contract with the team. However, according to Adam Schefter, that sticking point has been removed. Moss will come to the Vikings and play without first negotiating a new deal. This makes the trade even more attractive, as the Vikings now won’t have to worry about getting stuck with a disgruntled Moss down the road when Joe Webb is playing quarterback. They can try to win with him this year, then let him go into free agency.
On the surface, this looks like one of the better trades you’re ever going to see a team pull off – picking up a Pro Bowl-level talent for a mere 3rd round pick. However, we still have to see how Moss fits into the offense, and whether he clicks with Brett Favre. My gut tells me it won’t take long for Moss to pick things up – no one’s ever disputed his football IQ, just his common sense and commitment to team – and that Favre will quickly enjoy having him as a target.