Could Randy Moss join the Vikings’ 2019 coaching staff?

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

The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly in need of a new wide receivers coach for next season and their former Hall of Fame pass catcher could be interested in the vacancy.

From the moment he stepped onto their practice field in 1998, the Minnesota Vikings knew that Randy Moss was going to be a very special player for their franchise.

Although his time with the Vikings was shorter than most would have liked, Moss still left his mark on the team during his career in the Twin Cities. His first seven NFL seasons were spent in a Minnesota uniform and it was during this time that he evolved into one of the most talented wide receivers to ever play in the history of the league.

Now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Moss spends his time these days as an NFL analyst for ESPN. But a recent comment left by the former Vikings receiver on Instagram has some wondering if he could make his way onto the team’s coaching staff before the 2019 season.

Following a recent post on Instagram by the account @mnsportsnews about Minnesota and wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell reportedly parting ways, Moss left a reply in the comments section that said, “Ask me wht I think of coaching?!?!”

At the very least, the comment by the former Vikings wide receiver has raised a few eyebrows. Does Moss actually have a shot at filling Hazell’s vacancy on Minnesota’s coaching staff for next season?

Anything is possible, but for now it just seems like wishful thinking for Moss and a number of Vikings fans who grew up watching the Hall of Fame receiver make amazing play after amazing play during the early 2000s.

As much as the former Minnesota receiver was praised for his jaw-dropping, natural abilities out on the football field, he was also a student of the game.

During his time in the NFL, Moss would study opposing defensive backs until he knew them like the back of his hand and current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has called the receiver, “the smartest non-quarterback,” he’s ever coached.

Just sit back and imagine Vikings wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs getting to learn from Moss every time they would walk into the team’s facilities next season.

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Chances of this happening don’t seem too high right now. But the possibility of the Hall of Fame pass catcher returning to Minnesota as a coach should at least excite some people.