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

Who Should Retire Randy Moss' Jersey Number?

There may not be a more polarizing figure in Minnesota Vikings history than Randy Moss.  Some folks love him for his freakish ability on the field and his larger than life attitude.  However, many others can’t stand him because of his tendency to take plays off and let his mouth get him in trouble.

August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss (84) exits the field after the game against the San Diego Chargers at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

With the recent news of the Green Bay Packers not retiring Brett Favre‘s #4 jersey this year, it got me wondering about the fate of Randy Moss and his #84 jersey with the Vikings.

Since Moss moved on from the Vikings for the second time in his career, his number has been given to current wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.  As a rookie, when Patterson took over that number it seemed as though Randy Moss was not pleased with the decision.  He actually went on record as saying that it was disrespectful for Patterson to wear the number 84 jersey for the Vikings.

Aside from the ego included in that message, there is also a bit of silver lining.  His words showed that the #84 jersey for the Vikings has a special place in his heart.  As well it should, because he as put up some awesome stats while wearing that number.

Here are Randy Moss’ stats with each NFL team:

 
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders
San Francicso 49ers
Tennessee Titans
Years Played84211
Games Played1135229168
Receptions587259102286
Receiving Yards9,3163,9041,55843480
Touchdowns92501130

There could be an argument made for the New England Patriots to retire his number since his team led by Tom Brady nearly won Super Bowl 42 if not for a freak catch by David Tyree that allowed the New York Giants to keep the game alive.

So, which NFL Team do you think should retire Randy Moss’ jersey number?

Which Team Should Retire Randy Moss' Jersey Number?

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