Hall of Fame receiver disrespects Randy Moss and Cris Carter

(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images) Isaac Bruce
(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images) Isaac Bruce /

Former NFL receiver Issac Bruce recently disregarded Minnesota Vikings legends Randy Moss and Cris Carter as the greatest wide receiver duo in league history.

Randy Moss and Cris Carter were only teammates with the Minnesota Vikings for a total of four years. However, Moss and Carter were still able to create a significant amount of magic out on the field during their time together in Minnesota.

In their four seasons with the Vikings, the two Hall of Fame wide receivers combined to catch 645 passes for 9,793 yards and 93 touchdowns.

That is a very impressive amount of production and one wonders what kind of numbers Moss and Carter could have put up if they played together for a few more years.

Hall of Fame receiver disses legendary Minnesota Vikings duo

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pro Football Hall of Fame was unable to have a ceremony to induct their class of 2020. Instead, the members of the 2020 class will be inducted in a few weeks along with the 2021 class.

As part of the 2020 class, former NFL wide receiver Isaac Bruce is among those who will be getting his gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Bruce spent 16 years in the league as a member of both the Rams (Los Angeles and St. Louis) and the San Francisco 49ers.

In a recent discussion with CBS Sports, the recent Hall of Famer shared some of his thoughts on which receiving duo should be considered the greatest in NFL history. In Bruce’s opinion, he believes that the greatest wide receiver duo of all time consists of himself and his former Rams teammate, Torry Holt.

"“It may seem like a whole lot of arrogance to other people, but numbers don’t lie. Everything we put on the football field, the film, it is what it is. You can always go back and turn it on.”"

Bruce also added that winning a Super Bowl is what made himself and Holt a better duo than Moss and Carter.

Bruce is right about one thing and that would be that numbers don’t lie. Judging by what Moss and Carter were able to do during their four years together compared to the production Bruce and Holt had in their first four seasons as teammates, it’s the Vikings receiving duo that put together the more impressive performance.

During their first four years with the Rams, Bruce and Holt accumulated a combined 613 catches for 9,905 and 57 touchdowns.

The catch and receiving yardage totals for both duos are fairly similar, but it’s the touchdown catches that separate Minnesota’s Hall of Fame duo from Bruce and Holt. Moss and Carter wound up combining for 36 more touchdown receptions than the wide receiver duo that suited up for the Rams.

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It’s completely fair to say that Moss and Carter are not the greatest wide receiver duo in NFL history. But to claim that Bruce and Holt were a better duo than them, that’s just incredibly false.