Randy Moss almost played for the Seattle Seahawks

(Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images) Randy Moss
(Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images) Randy Moss /

The former Minnesota Vikings receiver was recruited by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

No one will ever forget the time Randy Moss spent in a Minnesota Vikings uniform. Sure, there were some unpleasant memories. But for the most part, Moss’ time in purple was full of magical moments.

Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame receiver wasn’t able to spend his entire NFL career in a Vikings uniform. During his 14 seasons in the league, Moss went on to suit up for a total of five different teams.

The former Minnesota receiver hung it up for good after the 2012 season with the San Francisco 49ers, however, he was apparently still getting calls from teams to play in 2013.

Minnesota Vikings Hall of Famer almost joined the Seattle Seahawks

In addition to playing quarterback for the Seahawks, Russell Wilson currently hosts his own podcast and during a recent episode, he was able to convince Moss to come on and share some of his football memories.

During their conversation, the former Vikings receiver revealed that he and Wilson almost had the opportunity to be teammates in 2013.

"“I had an opportunity Russ, to come and play with you guys. (Seahawks GM John Schneider) tried to bring me off the rack. So he called me and told me Percy (Harvin) got hurt and the guys would be ecstatic if you came through the locker room. So I said, ‘look man, it is an honor, I appreciate it, but I know I’m not physically ready to go and play.’The passion and love that I have for the game, and that I have for my teammates, I did not want to come in knowing that I wasn’t ready, no matter what my role would have been.”"

First off, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Moss actually did end up in Seattle since the Vikings and Seahawks seem to have some sort of pipeline that has resulted in multiple players playing for both teams in their careers.

Second, Moss probably made the right decision to remain retired and not sign with the Seahawks in 2013. Even though he did appear in 16 games for the 49ers in 2012, he only finished that season with 28 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns. It was easily the least productive year of his NFL career.

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Even without Moss, Seattle went on to win the Super Bowl in 2013. So looking back, it’s probably a harder pill for the former Minnesota receiver to swallow knowing that he could have potentially ended his time in the league as a Super Bowl champion.