The former Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver was announced as the first player in his position group to be named to the NFL’s All-Time Team on Monday.
Before he stepped onto the field for the very first time in a Minnesota Vikings uniform in 1998, no one had ever seen anything like Randy Moss.
With his Olympic-level speed combined with his ability to jump out of the gym, Moss was pretty much impossible to shut down during his first handful of seasons with the Vikings. Despite only spending about half of his NFL career in Minnesota, Moss is arguably the best wide receiver to ever play for the purple and gold.
Already with a gold jacket in his possession from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the former Vikings pass-catcher was presented with another illustrious honor on Monday.
As part of the NFL’s celebration of their 100th anniversary, the league has been slowly revealing the members of their All-Time Team. On Monday, Moss was the first receiver to be named to the NFL’s All-Time Team.
The former Minnesota receiver was the first player from his position group to be named to the team and the rest will be revealed on Friday on NFL Network. Former Vikings great Cris Carter is among the wide receiver nominees who could join Moss on the league’s All-Time Team.
With Monday’s announcement, five former Minnesota players have now been named to the NFL’s All-Time Team including Moss, Randall McDaniel, Alan Page, John Randle, and Jan Stenerud. The Vikings have also had a number of former players nominated for the team and not be selected including Adrian Peterson, Paul Krause, and Carl Eller.
Even though Moss was never able to help deliver the Vikings their first-ever Super Bowl victory, the impressive recognition he continues to receive just keeps on proving how special of a player he was during his time in the league.