“I think Randy Moss was the most talented. But along with being the most talented, you have to work hard — every season, every play,” said Rice, 50, who was named the preeminent performer ever by the NFL Network in November 2010 after competing for 20 professional seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.
“I was not the most talented, but I was going to outwork you. I impacted the game by winning Super Bowls. Randy is still trying to win his first one, and I wish him the best, but I was very surprised that he said he’s the best receiver to ever play the game. I leave that up to my fans to make that statement.”
“(Moss) could have been, probably, the greatest player ever to play the game,” said Rice, a three-time Super Bowl champion who earned places on the NFL 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Teams. “Gifted. 6-foot-5. Could run a 4.3. Could out-jump you. Struck fear in the opponent. But you have to have it here, in your heart.”
The 6-foot-4, 210 pound Moss, who the Minnesota Vikings chose out of Marshall University with the 21st selection in the 1998 NFL Draft, has compiled 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns since the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked the Oval Office.
However, the five-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowler with five teams has also been connected with blazing cannabis, partaking in domestic violence and possessing a desire comparable to Jeffrey Lebowski’s.
In stark contrast to the somewhat underachieving Moss, Rice, a 12-time All-Pro who snagged 1,549 catches for 22,895 yards and 197 scores, is revered for being one of the most dedicated and passionate individuals in the annals of the league.
Although a star, Moss, a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team who established the single season touchdown record with 23 in 2007, has never consistently displayed the testicular fortitude on the gridiron that Rice did.
Occasionally quitting on teammates and frequently behaving like a labia, Moss is a “could have been” more.
Conversely, Jerry Rice “impacted the game” like nobody else and that fact is “straight cash, homey” for Randy Moss to absorb.by