Twitter Reacts to Randy Moss Signing with 49ers

Josh MartinNBA Lead WriterMarch 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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He's baaaaaack!

That's right, folks. Randy Moss is back in the NFL, this time as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to break the news to the Twittersphere on Monday night:

Filed to ESPN: 49ers reached agreement on a one-year deal with wide receiver Randy Moss.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2012

 

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers was among the first of Moss' football peers to welcome him back to the NFL:

Randy moss is back!

— Keith Rivers (@rivers55) March 13, 2012

 

Whether he'll be makin' straight cash money remains to be seen, though the announcement has left some, including ESPN's Jemele Hill, a bit flabbergasted:

Still processing RT @waynep91: @jemelehill randy moss to your 49ers. U happy or sad.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 13, 2012

 

Though, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News points out, bringing a mercurial star like Moss actually makes some sense considering how "Patriotically" the Niners tend to operate these days:

Wasn't sure about Moss/49ers until I realized Harbaugh and Baalke love that kind of deal. They're Patriot-like.

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) March 13, 2012

 

Moss will instantly fill San Francisco's dire need for a deep threat at wide receiver, a prior deficiency about which ProFootballFocus.com's numbers don't lie:

49ers need someone to catch something deep. Their WRs combined for just 9 catches on balls thrown 20 yards or more last year.

— ProFootballFocus.com (@ProFootbalFocus) March 13, 2012

 

That isn't likely to change, even with Moss streaking down the side, so long as Alex Smith is the one calling the shots under center. Moss is aware of this, isn't he "John Madden?"

Boy is Randy Moss going to be pissed when he finds out Jim Harbaugh is his coach and not his quarterback.

— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 13, 2012

 

Let's just hope Bruce Arthur of The National Post doesn't (or does?) get his wish as to who the Niners ultimately end up with at quarterback to be Randy's buddy:

Side note: If the 49ers lure Brett Favre out of retirement to throw to Randy Moss I would laugh until I died.

— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 13, 2012

 

Not that the Niners will need any more dysfunction in their midst, now that Moss will be teaming up with Michael Crabtree—a point that ESPN personalities Michael Smith and Eric Karabell were quick to point out:

Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree. I'm just gonna leave that there.

— Michael Smith (@undecided) March 13, 2012

 

Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree together. What could possibly go wrong?

— Eric Karabell (@karabellespn) March 13, 2012

 

The Niners signed Moss after working him out with a former Indianapolis Colts quarterback throwing him the ball. No, not Peyton Manning. Who was it again, Peter King of Sports Illustrated?

I guess Jim Harbaugh was able to reach Moss on a few deep balls in the workout.

— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 13, 2012

 

Don Banks, King's colleague at SI, thinks Jim Harbaugh should think about getting back on the market as a free agent, considering the dearth of quality quarterbacking that's out there:

Forget how Moss looked in 49ers tryout. How did Harbaugh wing it? If he still has an arm, Miami may want to sign him after it loses Flynn.

— Don Banks (@DonBanks) March 12, 2012