That time that Randy Moss was almost traded to the Packers

(Photo by John Zich/AFP via Getty Images) Randy Moss
(Photo by John Zich/AFP via Getty Images) Randy Moss /

In 2007, Randy Moss almost landed with the biggest rival of the Minnesota Vikings.

During his career with the Minnesota Vikings, Randy Moss had some of his best performances against the Green Bay Packers. Moss’ introduction to the national audience really happened when he dominated the Packers in a Monday night matchup during his rookie season.

Unfortunately, the former All-Pro receiver didn’t spend his entire NFL career with the Vikings. Moss’ time in Minnesota came to close after seven years when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2005 (he came back for a brief stint in 2010, but we don’t need to talk about that).

With the Raiders, Moss was never able to capture the magic he displayed out on the field during his time with the Vikings. Luckily for him, he was traded to the New England Patriots in 2007 and he was able to get back to playing at the extremely high level everyone became accustomed to when he was in Minnesota.

What some people might not remember is that Moss almost didn’t end up with the Patriots. In fact, the Raiders originally had a deal in the works to send the former Vikings receiver to the Packers.

During the 2007 offseason, Oakland almost dealt Moss, tight end Courtney Anderson, and a conditional 2009 draft pick to Green Bay in exchange for Aaron Rodgers and a 2008 seventh-round draft selection according to multiple reports.

Obviously, the trade was never completed and Moss landed with Tom Brady in New England. But man, how incredibly strange would it have been to see arguably the best Minnesota receiver ever suit up in the disgusting green and gold.

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Luckily, it didn’t happen and highlights of Moss demolishing the Packers in a Vikings uniform will forever remain enjoyable.