NFL Free Agent Rumors: The 49ers Pursuit of Randy Moss Is Futile

Scott RussellContributor IIMarch 11, 2012

The 49ers will host Randy Moss for a workout on Monday according to a report made by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moss totaled just 28 receptions for 393 yards in 2010 which started in New England, moved to Minnesota, and ended in Tennessee.

Now, the San Francisco 49ers want to see if the wide receiver with 153 career touchdown receptions has anything left in the tank, and who can blame them?

We are talking about a future Hall of Famer and the man who caught 23 touchdown passes from Tom Brady with New England in 2007.

49ers wideouts Josh Morgan and Ted Ginn Jr. are both free agents, which leaves the 49ers in a bind at the position.

The need to add depth at receiver is evident, but Randy Moss is not the best option.

He is 35 years old and not getting any younger. Signing an over-the-hill deep threat like Moss does not solidify the receiving corps.

Let’s not forget the last time Moss played for a Bay Area team when evaluating this potential move.

Moss made one thing clear as an Oakland Raider, and that is that controversy follows him.

The way things ended in New England for Moss is another example proving that Moss is not a team player.

The 49ers rebuilt their identity this past season as a team united under a single motto coined by Jim Harbaugh.

“Who’s Got it Better Than Us!?”

Randy Moss simply does not fit the mold, and has shown in the past that he considers his individual success to be more important than that of his team.