NFL guru Adam Schefter reported via Twitter, and ESPN confirmed that future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss will work out for the San Francisco 49ers Monday. Moss is reportedly flying out the Bay Area today, and after putting on an impressive workout for the Saints last week, apparently other teams want to see what he can still do.
Physically, I've never questioned Moss' ability but mentally, I don't think anyone has more red flags -- maybe Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russell. But the Niners need a playmaking receiver first and foremost, and Moss brings the goods. But in a run-first offense, with Alex Smith likely leading the way, is Moss willing to give it his all?
Moss isn't one to block downfield or convincingly be a decoy, and much of the 49ers offensive plays are predicated on those two things. They like everyone blocking and sleight of hand here and there has sort of become their niche. Moss could be the downfield threat the 49ers have been looking for, and could be a great filler if he gives it his all.
There's no guarantee Moss will sign with San Francisco, because we're assuming there's a few more teams that would like to meet with him. And my gut tells me that Moss would rather be catching passes from Drew Brees in Sean Payton's high-flying offense than running around for Alex Smith.
I think if the 49ers did sign Moss, it would have to be because he had a solid interview with Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh and they came to a mutual understanding. Moss publicly stated that he wasn't looking for a lot of money to play, but just to show that he still could play. And he wants to be with a contender. We'll see how this works out in the coming days, but it's a peculiar situation to say the least.
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