Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe reported on Saturday evening that wide receiver Randy Moss made some interesting comments while speaking to reporters at a charity softball game for former Patriots teammate Heath Evans, and unfortunately they weren’t great.
According to Moss he feels that 2010 could be his last season in New England, and doesn’t expect the Patriots to extend him once it’s over.
“I don’t think they are going to extend my contract here,” said Moss.¬† “I understand the beast, the nature of it. I think that just with what I think and what I know I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back. So, after this season if there is not a lockout I’ll be looking for a new team.¬† I got a lot of respect for the Patriots and what they did for me and my family. So, the only thing I can do is just play this year out and see what my future holds after that. ”
Moss is in the final year of a 3-year deal which has him with a base salary of¬†$6.4 million, which he received after his record setting season in 2007.¬†¬† Interestingly enough he¬†called that deal a “blessing in disguise” considering how frugal¬†he feels the team tends to be with their players.
“You know the Patriots don’t really pay, so when I got my second contract from them that was a blessing in disguise,” said Moss.¬† “I understand the business. I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back. I’m not mad. I’m not bitter. It’s just the way things are in this NFL, so like I said after this year I’ll be looking for a new team. I think so.”¬†
There are some speculating that Moss could be making these comments to try and get out of New England before the upcoming season, with ProFootballTalk.com feeling that this could be Moss’ way of trying to leave and head off to rejoin the Vikings to give Brett Favre one last shot at a title.
Obviously the loss of Wes Welker is going to hurt the Patriots heading into this season, but the loss of Moss would certainly make things more difficult.¬† He says he’ll play out his current deal – let’s hope he keeps his word.