Randy Moss Returns: Why the Green Bay Packers Should Take a Chance

Kyle StaffContributor IIIFebruary 17, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots celeberates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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At first glance, the Green Bay Packers signing Randy Moss seems crazy.

The guy who "mooned" Lambeau Field. The guy who left the NFL in 2011 because nobody wanted him. Don't they already have the deepest receiving corps in the league?

Remember, this is also the same guy who in 2007 caught an NFL record 23 touchdowns. The same guy who is 6'4'', jumps out of the stadium and according to Cris Carter, can still run a 4.3 40-yard dash.

In order to make a run at Moss, the Packers would have to make room on their roster. Here's where things get sticky: they'd have to cut fan-favorite Donald Driver. 

Donald Driver is coming off his worst season as a pro and at 37 years old it's doubtful next year will get any better. Moss is two years younger and would provide the Packers with added versatility. He'd be the number one target in red-zone situations and could take pressure off Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson on deep routes.

Make no doubt about it; If Ted Thompson cuts Donald Driver in favor of Moss, he'll be chased out of Green Bay by pitchfork-wielding cheeseheads crying for blood. But Thompson has already shown he can make unfavorable decisions (see: Favre) and this move could drastically improve Green Bay's already potent offense.

Critics will say Randy Moss has nothing left.

Minnesota cut him midseason and he made zero impact in Tennessee. But who did he have throwing to him? 

The last time Moss played with an MVP quarterback, he averaged over 15 touchdowns a year. Greg Jennings hasn't done that in one season in his entire career.

Is there a ton of risk in making this move? Absolutely, but what if it works out? The Packers would possess the greatest offensive attack in NFL history. 

Randy Moss, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley...that's borderline unfair.

It will be a sad day in Titletown if the Packers cut Driver, but bringing in Moss is the right move. 

Worst case scenario: Randy goes Randy, makes his best effort to implode the team and the Packers have to cut him loose in Week 5. 

Best case: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense breaks every passing record in league history. 

I think it's worth a shot.