The San Francisco 49ers knew they wanted to upgrade their wide receiver corps, as they headed into the offseason. After losing to the New York Giants in the NFC championship game, when the 49er wide receivers combined for one catch and three yards, the need for an upgrade was painfully apparent.
49ers' GM Trent Baalke did not want to pay the exorbitant demands of some of the top free agents available, so he and head coach Jim Harbaugh went outside the box. Randy Moss entered the picture.
Harbaugh worked Moss out and was the man that actually threw him the passes, as Moss ran his routes. The courtship was complete when the 49ers' signed Moss to a one-year contract.
Never would I have expected the 49ers to touch Moss, as Harbaugh and Baalke are all about team players and having everyone all-in for the team. Moss comes with baggage, so this was indeed a surprise to me and many others.
Let's take an objective look at the pros and cons of the Randy Moss signing.