Randy Moss to the Seahawks? It almost happened


There are a lot of critics out there who think the Seattle Seahawks don’t have a legitimate No. 1 receiver without Percy Harvin.

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According to reports, the Seahawks are among them.

Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reported on Friday that the Seahawks contacted former All-Pro wideout Randy Moss about joining the roster after they traded Harvin to the New York Jets in October.

Moss rejected the offer but didn’t rule out returning to the NFL if it meant playing “for a player such as Peyton Manning.”

Maybe Russell Wilson isn’t the type of quarterback Moss wants to play with. Maybe the offensive scheme isn’t something Moss wants to play in. Whatever the reason, the Seahawks apparently aren’t the team Moss would come out of retirement for.

Moss played 14 years in the NFL, racking up 982 catches, 156 touchdowns and 15,292 receiving yards, which are the third-most in NFL history.

His last game was with the San Francisco 49ers in a Super Bowl XLVII loss two seasons ago.

Though he is 37 years old and currently working as a FOX Sports 1 analyst, Seattle thinks he is in good enough shape to fit into the offense.

This made me wonder how much confidence Seattle has in their receiving corps.

They already have Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse on the outsides as well as up-and-comers Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood. It sounds like they just want one more top-notch receiver to tie it all together.

Even with Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell seems to be trying to enhance the passing game this year, after focusing on the run most of last season.

With Harvin now out of the picture, the offense would be wise to stick with Lynch as the anchor of the offense.

However, it looks like the team is going to keep looking around to see if there are any other receivers interested in joining their passing game, which currently ranks 30th in the NFL by putting up fewer than 200 yards per game.

Luckily for Seattle, their passing game might catch a break on Sunday going up against a New York Giants secondary that allows more than 272 yards through the air per game, 28th in the league.

Sunday’s game starts at 1:25 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field.