The Jacksonville Jaguars are desperate for help at the wide receiver position, but how desperate are they?
I do not think they are so desperate that they will be making any phone calls to the recently un-retired wide receiver Randy Moss.
The free agent wide receiver class that is available this off-season is full of talented guys who are entering the prime of their careers and could be a big part of the Jaguars offense for the next five seasons. Moss, who is now 35-years-old, is entering the twilight of his career.
Even if Moss is capable of being the deep threat that he was before he took last season off, he is not worth the potential headache that he is well known for creating. His history as a malcontent is well documented, and even his former mentor Chris Carter came out this week and said Moss has a lot of quit in him.
To me, the negatives that Moss has showed over the years far outweigh the positives that he brings to the table at this advanced stage of his career. Plus, Moss lacks the physical identity that this team has been built around. He will not block or go over the middle to catch a pass, he is essentially a one trick pony.
If last year’s free agent class is any sign of how the Jaguars like to do business, then it is clear that general manager Gene Smith values ascending talent that is entering the prime of their career over former superstars who are rapidly approaching the end of their career.
If the Jaguars hold to form, it is extremely unlikely that Moss will be catching passes from Blaine Gabbert in 2012.