It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last, but another report has come out suggesting that the Jets would be intrigued by the idea of landing Randy Moss once the lockout is over and the team’s free agent-heavy receiver depth chart has settled a bit.
The Daily News cites unnamed sources who say that is the Jets fail to re-sign either Santonio Holmes or Braylon Edwards, they could be looking to their 34-year-old former nemesis as a backup plan.
Of course, it’s unclear exactly what Moss would be able to offer. He was dumped by two teams last season – the Patriots traded him and the Vikings waived him – and wound up playing for a Titans team where he made virtually no impact. With the Jets, though, he would have a young quarterback in Mark Sanchez and a supporting cast of other receivers. He could be just enough of a deep threat to keep opposing defenses out of sorts.
Darrelle Revis famously referred to Moss as a slouch during an NFL Network interview a few years ago, so if he has any say in the pro personnel department then the Jets probably won’t pursue Moss.
There could be another option for the Jets as well if they’re looking for 34-year-olds who haven’t done much on the field in the last few years. He gets out of jail in two weeks.