Dave Dameshek names Randy Moss as the best WR of the last 25 years

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Randy Moss
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Randy Moss /

Randy Moss is a Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver and Dave Dameshek says the former Minnesota Vikings player is also the best WR of the last 25 years.

On the football field, Randy Moss was an absolute freak. A first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1998, Moss made a huge impression right away, earning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and being named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams as well as leading all receivers in touchdown catches during his rookie year.

Moss went on to play in the NFL for 14 seasons, finishing with 982 catches for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns and cemented himself as a Pro Football Hall of Fame player with his induction coming in 2018.

Recently, Dave Dameshek of NFL.com ranked the top 5 wide receivers of the past 25 years and Randy Moss was put in the number 1 spot.

Finishing his career 4th all-time in receiving yards and second in touchdown passes caught, it’s no surprise to see Moss at the top of the list. With his amazing debut and a great career, Damesheck can’t really do any wrong with that choice.

Of course, putting Jerry Rice second is always bound to be controversial. The 49ers pass catcher is number one in passes caught, receiving yards, and touchdown catches and is often considered to be the greatest of all time at the position.

The list rounds out with Arizona Cardinals pass catcher Larry Fitzgerald in the third spot, Terrell Owens as number four, and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown in the fifth spot.

Right now, all of these individuals are Pro Football Hall of Fame players who left their mark on the NFL or is still highly productive during their tenure. However, the only real debate on this list is whether it should be Randy Moss or Jerry Rice in the number one spot.

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Who do you think is the best wide receiver of the last 25 years? Do you think it was Moss, Rice, or some other deserving player? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.