Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss took to Twitter on Friday to post a graphic that expresses how he evaluates greatness in pass catchers.
Shortly after the Minnesota Vikings traded him to the Buffalo Bills, Stefon Diggs recently asked his followers on Twitter to reply with who they believe should be considered the five greatest wide receivers in the history of the NFL.
A variety of different receivers were submitted, but the majority of the responses included former Vikings receiving great, Randy Moss, and rightfully so. After an All-Pro career, Moss is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is someone who literally changed how offenses operated around the league.
It seems like there is always going to be a debate between Moss and Jerry Rice for the top spot on the greatest NFL receivers list. But on Friday, the former Minnesota star pass-catcher took to Twitter to post a graphic that he thinks should help his case to be considered the absolute best ever.
Moss added another Tweet after this post that read, “Yards and receptions are good but……Scoring tds is what wrs get paid 2 do!! GET IN DA BOX!! #facts.”
Obviously, the former Vikings receiver weighs touchdown catches very heavily when determining who are some of the greatest to ever play the position.
Using the guys at the top of the single-season record for touchdown catches could be used to support his argument. But basing who is the best of the best just on touchdown receptions doesn’t really paint an accurate picture.
While there are a number of very talented receivers on the list (Moss, Rice, Cris Carter, Calvin Johnson, Terrell Owens), there are also guys like Braylon Edwards, Carl Pickens, Muhsin Muhammad, Dwayne Bowe, and Jordy Nelson included.
So should they be involved in the greatest of all-time conversation? Absolutely not. Hopefully, Moss was trying to imply that great receivers consistently get in the end zone, which would make more sense.
Luckily, no one thought Moss wasn’t an all-time great receiver before he made his post on Twitter on Friday. If anything, he was just reminding everyone how impressive his career in the NFL was.