Randy Moss caught 156 touchdowns, good for second in NFL history, in his 14 years playing professional football. He had at least 15 touchdown receptions in four different seasons, and according to him, he could go out there today and put up similar numbers.
Moss appeared on The Peter Schrager Podcast, via FOXSports.com, on Tuesday and said exactly that:
If I had to go out here and feed my family by getting back on that football field, I could still put up 15 or 16 touchdowns. I can still play the game. I don't know what a lot of people [saw] last year, but I know what it looked like. It looked like I was old and that they were trying to keep me fresh and things like that, but I can still play the game of football.
I'm not going to play the game of football, but for me to be able to still go out and still catch touchdowns, I can still run. I can still catch. I still got vision. If I still got those things, if I still have the things that God blessed me with, then why can't I be able to go out there and put up 15 or 16 touchdowns? I can still do it. Age is just a number to me.
The 36-year-old is one of the greatest athletes to ever grace a football field. In his prime, he was the best receiver of his generation. However, his decline was rather abrupt.
Could Randy Moss still catch 15 touchdowns in a season?
From 2007 to 2009, Moss caught 47 touchdowns with the New England Patriots. He added three more in the first four games with the Patriots in 2010, but his career went downhill fast. He caught only two touchdowns in the final 12 games that season while splitting time between the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.
Moss didn't play in 2011 but made a decent comeback in 2012. He had 434 yards and three touchdowns with the San Francisco 49ers in his final NFL campaign.
The future Hall of Famer scored just eight times after 2009, but Moss believes he can still go out there and be a major force on the field.
Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times' Chuck Schilken for the find.